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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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How to hold a saxophone

I'm in 10th grade and in a dispute with my director... do you hold the saxophone between your legs or on the side? Any commen…

2 months ago
by Cam (1 post)

Someone please help

So I’ve had my alto saxophone for a while, and there are these white-ish bump like things on the keys. I was wonderi…

2 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (283 posts)

Flute to Tenor Sax Tips

I am switching from flute to tenor sax in highschool marching band for the lack of another tenor sax player. Our band dire…

5 months ago
by Cpack963

Marching/Band Camp Season. You Got a Beater for Field Use?

It is summer and the 8th graders headed to High School are all excited about the up coming marching season. And the parent…

6 months ago
by JonHuff (74 posts)

Buyer guide for High School Saxophone Players

First allow me to introduce myself:

I am a High School Senior who is now graduating to study music in college.…

6 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (283 posts)

Best Saxophone method books and alike?

I'm in 8th grade looking for intermediate to professional level books, currently trying to master altissimo range, tone qu…

7 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (283 posts)

Jim's list of "approved" saxophone brands

Antigua Winds Armstrong Borgani Buescher Bundy Buffet B&S Cannonball Cleveland (King) Conn Couf Dolnet Evette Schafer (Buffet…

8 months ago
by cdsmith (1 post)

Sheet Music....... *.*

Does anyone know where i can get free sheet music.... or where i can buy them for under $2.... I'm looking for the Pink Panth…

11 months ago
by A&T&B sax (8 posts)

New Composition Guidelines - Reference Request


I have a friend who has created many compositions for college level students, but currently finds himsel…

12 months ago
by bjroosevelt

Sax Mouthpiece

I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a good mouthpiece for a tenor sax, preferably that I can use with a…

1 year ago
by cynthiamyra (2 posts)

Selmer saxophones

My son wants a Selmer AS-600 alto saxophone.  USA prices are around $1200. I hear they can be purchased overseas much…

1 year ago
by Brockkyle

Continuing after High School Sax

I'm sure it's been asked before, but there are so many posts to look through, so I apologize if this is a recurring questi…

2 years ago
by kelsey (930 posts)

Jazz Band & Arranging

So I started this sax trio composed of a Bari and 2 altos. So far we don't have squat. I really want to take off with this…

2 years ago
by kelsey (930 posts)


i play the Alto sax, and I've got my grade 7, and want to try a new saxophone, but I can't really spend more than £1…

2 years ago
by bandmates_think_im_Saxy (8 posts)

Which tenor sax is better?

I've recently signed up for a rent to own on a Buffet 100 for my son however he sent me a link on a Selmer STS280 that he…

2 years ago
by brinkey (2 posts)

Vintage pre-1920's in Concert Band (and everything else)?



2 years ago
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2 years ago
by jazzmanted (1 post)

Advice on improving, Auditions or anything you'd think would help

Hey! I'm a sophomore in High School and rising junior. Ive been playing Bari since 7th grade (so about 4 years) Before bar…

3 years ago
by A1Bull

Braces w/ Tenor/Alto

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3 years ago
by FluffyCreeper921

What's a good research question regarding the "glissando"


I'm a senior in High School (I study Music and my main instrument is the Saxophone) and we have to write a p…

3 years ago
by kelsey (930 posts)

Need help

my son is a soph. In high school and plays alto. He has a beginner sax that we purchased for him 4 years ago and he wants…

3 years ago
by RyanCannonball (37 posts)

Need Help Buying a Soprano

Hi there! I'm a brand new account, but have used this webite many times for helpful information and research. Although I'm…

3 years ago
by DoctorCzar

Cannonball Keilwerth or Eastman Tenor?

Hi! I'm a 9th grade Alto Sax player and I've recently switched to Tenor for my jazz combo. I'm currently using myneighbors…

3 years ago
by coinlineukssss (0 posts)

cannonball on classical

i've been playing saxophone for about a year now. i've been playing the bari sax that belongs to my school this whole time…

4 years ago
by lee123 (0 posts)

How Cheap is too Cheap?

I played Alto for the last coupleof years and I'm looking at buying a tenor. I found some used ones that are under $500, b…

4 years ago
by FlyTWA (6 posts)
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