Re: Need Advice Quick!!!
I'm being totally honest here,
I would hold off getting a new horn until 3/4 of your way though your senior year. Why subject a new pro horn to high school band, going between home and school a lot, and to pep marching band.
either hold of getting one, or else use your current horn most of the time.
as for the kind of horns, try them all. Not that i'm a expert on these things, but most major brands have good things going for them and are worth checking out. DON'T just go into this thinking "I'm getting a selmer" or "I like that one" but try them all and then make the choice.