Re: Which mouthpiece and reed setup for marching band
Jodys are really good mouthpieces, and you can't go wrong there. Great jazz pieces, the #6 opening is a good and versatile size. As far as reeds go, don't be afraid to have her try out a bunch of different kinds. All sorts of reeds can give all sorts of results. I used to play on Vandoren ZZ 3's, and after a while I decided they were too hard, and tried cutting them down, tried blue box reeds, but ultimately settled on Java's. On the other hand, on tenor I really prefer Rico Jazz selects. It's all about comfort and results.
But again, you can't go wrong with Jody. They're friendly, do good work... I can't argue with that.
As far as the high notes go, new mouthpieces will do that. Last night messing around on a friends soprano setup I couldn't get much past a high D, but the sound was nice. As long as she sounds good, it's all good!