Getting back into it, my son will join band soon, advice please
so I'm almost 40, but back in high school, I was a pretty good Bari sax player. Made several all state bands, and even a national band with the option to join an international band the summer after graduating. I have not played since high school. At all. Never once.
Anyway, now my oldest son has joined the Jr high band and chose to play the trumpet for some reason. But my other son is a few years away and assures me that he won't let me down; he will choose the sax. I'm kidding of course, but my son bringing his trumpet home and loving it has really got me wanting to get a sax and play again.
I have absolutely no idea where to start. We bought my son a trumpet based on research on trumpetmaster.com and mytrumpetguy.com. I'm wondering if this forum can help with good beginner models of altos that I could buy and play now and maybe teach my younger son prior to him joining the school band in a few years.
alternatively, I wouldn't be opposed to buying a Bari for myself and get my son an alto in a couple years. But I did a quick look on the Internet, and Baris all over the place.
Could someone suggest a good Bari model and price for a casual player?
Also so could someone suggest a good alto for a beginner? I assume he will need to start on an alto, but peers of my older son are starting right on tenor.
Thanks in advance.