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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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saxophone mutes

does anybody have experience using them?do they work well?do they help

10 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

Tenor Zephyr

i have a king zephyr tenor, made in the 1965-1970 time period. its a school saxophone, but i ABSOLUTELY love it! sadly its in…

10 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

Young Sax Forum Continued

Hey guys, sorry...I can't post in the other post for some reason. So what's going on in all of your bands lately? I had jazz…

10 years ago
by John Coltrane (84 posts)

tear, marching band season is over

I'm in the century marching abnd, and yesterday was our last show. Everyone said we were the best band that came out of centu…

10 years ago
by HumphreySax (8 posts)

Young Sax Fourm

Welcome to the Young Sax Forum... Lets bring together all sorts of young saxophone players and talk about different horn pre…

10 years ago
by John Coltrane (84 posts)

Anaxa Sax

I've never heard of this kind of Sax before but looking to buy it ---- Anyone know if it's a good one?

10 years ago
by ziblyahu (1 post)

Intonation

My alto is super cool, its a super blanced action and everything about it is ideal except the D is extremely sharp. I realize…

10 years ago
by saxmaniac (19 posts)

P. Mauriat Saxophones

Hey has anyone heard of these saxes?-----im looking into purchasing one but I dont know enough about the horn tho! thanx, -…

10 years ago
by jazzfool132 (144 posts)

Black Laquer?

ok, so one of my friends has a Selmer Series III black laquer alto sax. Another one of my friends said that the black laquer…

10 years ago
by karebear1012 (395 posts)

a good jazz mouthpiece

i play lead alto in my schools jazz band and i'm looking for a good jazz mouthpiece. I'm playing on a Yamaha 82 custom Z that…

10 years ago
by Dirty_Reggae (55 posts)

Upgrading to a new horn...

Alright, I'm a sophomore in High School and I want to switch instruments. I'm planning to get into jazz very seriously and I…

10 years ago
by saxaholic001 (4 posts)

Tenor/ Soprano or Tenor/ Tenor Duets

I'm doing solo and ensemble this fall (middle school) and I'm looking for a really good duet to do. I'm a tenor player, and m…

10 years ago
by Dirty_Reggae (55 posts)

something strange...

ok, i'm usually in tune on bari w/ both my high and normal Bb concert, sometimes my high Bb is a little sharp, but not much.…

10 years ago
by John Coltrane (84 posts)

demoing mpc's from wwbw?

can ppl tell me how this works, like how much of a deposit do u need to give and when do u pay, etc. thanks

10 years ago
by barisaxiguy (50 posts)

starting tenor- what reed should I use?

I play the alto and I am on Vandoren 4s with no problem. My teacher is letting me use one of the school's tenors to see how I…

10 years ago
by John Coltrane (84 posts)

Finding a Soprano!!

I'm interested in buying a soprano. I'm an alto player but I joined a sax quartet at our school and was chosen to play sopran…

10 years ago
by Goldref18 (145 posts)

E.M. Winston and Maestro Tenor Sax?

I am looking to purchase a sax for my daughter who is a beginner but wants a nice looking horn. I am looking to spend under $…

10 years ago
by Goldref18 (145 posts)

Jazz Band.

I was just wondering, how good are your school's top jazz bands. i.e. what songs are you playing and what competitions have y…

10 years ago
by John Coltrane (84 posts)

Middle School Sax Players

I have been playing Sax for 2 years, i currently own a selmer super action 80 II, and it does me fine. Im I participated last…

10 years ago
by FutureBandTeacher (45 posts)

Musical Groups

hey! so what are the musical groups that are offered at all of your schools? we have tons of stuff, and my directors are alwa…

10 years ago
by karebear1012 (395 posts)

question for my peers...

hey. my name's nick and i'm a jr in high school. i just got a weekly gig at a church near me, and i'm putting ALL of that mon…

10 years ago
by vintage-markVI (12 posts)

crappy saprano

I am the lead alto for my schools jazz band and we are doing a funk show this year. I have to play a reynolds (never heard of…

10 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

Between these four brands (Maxtone, Monique, Helmke, & L.A.) which is best?

I cant afford an expensive sax but I heard these sax brand and was wondering to know which one is the best for it's price. If…

10 years ago
by mintyfreshjam (48 posts)

Practicing

How long do you guys practice and how do you use your time? Any good players or pros possibly help me out on how to practice…

10 years ago
by mintyfreshjam (48 posts)

Sorpano Sax key

What is the sorprano sax's key? Is i Bb? and is there any music out there for it? I have been thinking about playing that, al…

10 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)
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