Students will begin playing their instruments on the second week of school. It is wise to make arrangements now to secure all of the materials and supplies your child will need. At the beginning of the school year, the music stores are extremely busy and the lines can be very long. If you make plans now, your child will have all that he/she needs to begin band with the rest of the class.
A solid, good quality beginner Saxophone and some supplies. Many of these supplies will last for years, but as with any new activity, there are some necessary supplies to get for your beginner musician.
Yamaha YAS23 or Yamaha YAS26
***This brand is important. If you are interested in getting a saxophone that is different than what we suggest, please contact Mrs. Troutman and let her give you her professional opinion. New or used doesn’t matter, but the brand does matter!
Vandoren AL3 Optimum Mouthpiece
Hodge Silk Swab
Vandoren #3 Reeds (box of 10)
Cherub WMT 555C Metro-Tuner with pick up microphone cord
Tradition of Excellence Book 1 for Alto Saxophone
Black 1” binder with pockets
3 working pencils
Page protectors (optional)
Jennifer Garner (actress)
Lionel Richie (singer)
Norah Jones (singer)
Bill Clinton (former President)
North American Saxophone Alliance: http://www.saxophonealliance.org/leadership.asp
Fun Saxophone Facts: http://blog.oup.com/2014/04/10-facts-about-the-saxophone-and-its-players/
How a Saxophone is made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH1YzGqt1HI
History of the Saxophone: http://www.the-saxophone.com/history-of-the-saxophone.html
Carnival of Venice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_xiB-YoLW0
Large Saxophone Ensemble playing Jupiter from The Planets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DTrnXOYkA0
Flight of the Bumblebee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C3Yguv_lxc