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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…

4 years ago
by joel amos (1 post)

YAS-62 Alto Saxophone - Vintage Purple Label

What do people know about this model? It's not new...about 15 years old. Is$1500 a decent offer for this sax which the person…

4 years ago
by buschy (1 post)

No one over 18 allowed!!!

this is a thread for anyone in high school, here you will get information from other kids instead of the more "logical" infor…

5 years ago
by Neco293 (3 posts)

HELP with chords and stuff? :/

I was wondering if someone could give me a link to a webpage that shows all major jazz chords. I've never learned how to read…

5 years ago
by KennyBee (4 posts)

How good is an alto Selmer Aristocrat AS600??

My son has been playing this horn since he begin band in middle school and is now a freshman in HS. He has advanced greatly a…

5 years ago
by Stephanelli (2 posts)

Selmer c* mouthpiece

I have a Selmer C* mouthpiece, and i was wondering if anyone knew of a way to get an odor out of it. I got it used and it is…

5 years ago
by chalazon (547 posts)

Tenor Sax Solo with Concert Band Music-High School Level

I'm looking for a a tenor sax solo with concert band piece that is at a high school level for band and soloist. Any suggestio…

5 years ago
by cmsoper (1 post)

Yamaha yts 23

I am looking at buying a Yamaha YTS 23, I am a beginner and I don't want to spend too much money. I found one that is a prett…

5 years ago
by kelsey (852 posts)

Upgrade from YAS-23?

I've been playing Alto sax for three years in my school band, and I think that it is time to upgrade. I was looking at some i…

5 years ago
by cuber (653 posts)

Has anyone hear of Ashley saxophones?

Has anyone heard of Ashley saxophones? I was told that they are a brand from Europe, but that is about all i can find on them…

5 years ago
by pietjepur (1 post)

Looking for feedback on tenor saxophone playing

Hey guys. I play tenor saxophone in my high school combo, and I recently played a version of Cannonball Adderley's "Poor Butt…

5 years ago
by scarter6 (9 posts)

Why are there so many guy saxophone players?

I'm the only girl saxophone player in the 9th grade. And I think there is only one girl sax in the 8th grade(but I highly dou…

5 years ago
by scarter6 (9 posts)

cannonball saxes are they good

i'm in highschool and i'm look

5 years ago
by scarter6 (9 posts)

ok i feel stupid so please be nice

I go to a music school every saturday and one of the seesions they run is this awesome stage band. My inspiration for startin…

5 years ago
by scarter6 (9 posts)

KING 665F

Is the king 665f alto a good horn? Is it intermediate or beginner?

5 years ago
by scarter6 (9 posts)

Alto Sax for High School Student

I'm looking for a saxophone to play in my band. I've been playing for 5 years on school saxes and I'm looking at buying my ow…

5 years ago
by scarter6 (9 posts)

help with marching and playing

i need some tips on how to focus on marching while playing

5 years ago
by Caelestis (5 posts)

faster tounging

i started playing saxophone just a year ago i play in the high school marching band and some of our music requires fast toung…

5 years ago
by SuperSax875 (55 posts)

Mouthpiece Reed Combination

Currently, I am playing on a Meyer 5m with a Vandoren Traditional Size 3 on a Reference 54 alto. I'm looking to have a much d…

5 years ago
by SuperSax875 (55 posts)

RPC mouthpiece question

I was wondering how much these mouthpieces usually run. I was looking at the 115b tenor on the website and there is no price…

5 years ago
by zeekman116 (27 posts)

Which sax for a beginner - Choice of 3?

So.... which alto is better: Keilwerth ST90 Mk II Buffet Evette Selmer Bundy 1242 I know none of them would be as good as a…

5 years ago
by saxophoneman (2 posts)

New Saxophone?

My teacher believes that I need to upgrade from my 1922 True-Tone to a "better saxophone" opinions?

5 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Add some Edge

Alright, so I have had my Jody Jazz HR 7* for a while now, and I love this piece. However, I was reading online and I was try…

6 years ago
by SuperSax875 (55 posts)

Airy, Spitty sound, difficult articulation

So I've been playing for nine years now, and I have just started having this problem here. I play alto, use a 3.5 Vandoren re…

6 years ago
by kelsey (852 posts)

New Mouthpiece

Hey guys. I'm in the Jazz Band at my school and we are a state renowned band. I'm a freshman, so I'm trying to get my witz ab…

6 years ago
by hemkestudent (5 posts)
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