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High School Saxophone

For students and band directors alike....topics such as jazz band, solo and ensemble contests, college prep, and everything else high school related

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NEW SAX TRIO OR QUARTET

I WANNA START A NEW TRIO OR A SAX QUARTET AND I WAS WONDERING HOW DO YOU START ONE AND KEEP ONE AND WHERE DO YOU FIND MUSIC?A…

9 years ago
by west (242 posts)

Alto Sax High D problem

I have a problem with my high D (the side key one.) at times I can play it and comes out perfectly, but most of the times I p…

9 years ago
by west (242 posts)

i want to upgrade

hi, i have been playing alto since sixth grade 5 years ago, and have been playing a armstrong that we got for 400 bucks when…

9 years ago
by west (242 posts)

Director frustrations

Lately my band director has been...well, i see it as picking on me. Whenever I make the slightest mistake (such as breathing…

9 years ago
by west (242 posts)

School Program "Cuts"

Currently, i am a student at the school Lewiston Porter in Youngstown NY. Our school board is currently in the process of mak…

9 years ago
by saxman0317 (53 posts)

???????Drum Major???????

Hi! I've been considering auditioning for drum major for a while. Today I decided that I want to and went and told my band di…

9 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

Mouthpiece Tip Openings??

I am looking into buying a new mouthpiece for my tenor and I have an idea of what kind of mouthpieces im interested in but I…

9 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

American University Saxophone Symposium This Saturday, March 26!

American University will be hosting a Saxophone Symposium at AU's Greenberg Theatre on Saturday, March 26. The all-day event…

9 years ago
by nhgetz (8 posts)

Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

Hi, I play a Martin Indiana "Indian head" Alto Sax and was wondering what type of mouthpiece would be best to use. I'm in gr…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Silver or Laquered

I have been playing on an old selmer as300 for years now and my parents are finally going to help buy me a new horn. After te…

9 years ago
by KSsaxophone (57 posts)

Selmer Professional S80 C* Alto Sax Mouthpiece - NEW!

hellp me, i was just offerd a Selmer Professional S80 C* Alto Sax Mouthpiece brand new for 79$ he says it is worth 140$ is he…

9 years ago
by mbkatc230 (11 posts)

Conn?

Hey! I've been playing for 2 and a half years, am of reasonable standard, and own a new Temby Vintage alto. Lately I've been…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

metal mouthpieces

I've been trying metal mouthpieces and I like them a lot but I don't know how to get use to the feel. I also can't get a very…

9 years ago
by TrentG (15 posts)

Classical Solo Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

Hi, I've been playing CLassical solos on a Brillhart Ebolin 3* for three years. I feel that I now need a larger opening for…

9 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

matte finish

does the matte finish change a saxophone's tone at all?

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Scales

I am really having trouble trying to play my last 4 major scales I only know my first 8. Is this good or bad? What should…

9 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

Need replacement music parts

Anyone know of a good place (online) to order just a single part for an arrangement? I don't know what it is with us bari sax…

10 years ago
by karebear1012 (395 posts)

Seminotes

What r seminotes?

10 years ago
by JAYSAX23 (12 posts)

Sax quartet

I'm a freshman in high school, and I was thinking of starting a sax quartet. I have some friends that are pretty good players…

10 years ago
by karebear1012 (395 posts)

Mouthpieces

I've been searching for a new mouthpiece lately, and at districts there was this guy who had a clear one. Is that just a pers…

10 years ago
by jusjop (5 posts)

Some advice pls!!

Hey! I'm currently Alto 2 in our Big Band at school, second to a player who I'm at least equal to. I play a Temby Vintage Alt…

10 years ago
by jusjop (5 posts)
10 years ago
by barimachine (323 posts)

Funk Improvisation...im runnin out of ideas

So my Jazz Band is playing a song called Squeeze This Mr. Whipple. Its a sweet song, and i have a very very long solo in it;…

10 years ago
by Firk (31 posts)

Improvise

Next year i'm going to be lead sax in the high school jazz band, and i'm really nervous because i'm a freshman, and a girl in…

10 years ago
by Tenor_Guru (25 posts)

school band

lately the high school sax forum has been really dragging. The most exciting thing we've been talking about is sax mutes. So,…

10 years ago
by Tenor_Guru (25 posts)
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