I am a high school freshman. I play the alto sax --3rd year, 3.5 reed, Yamaha sax-- and am soon to start playing around a little with the mellophone. I want to become a band teacher. Yes, I have discussed this with the band teacher, and no, there is nothing I could want more. Any pointers on what courses to take, what other instruments to take up besides sax, what college to go to, etc.?
"Don't play the saxophone. Let it play you... If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn... You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail." --Charlie 'Bird' Parker