XI. Recommended Instruments:
Instruments come in all shapes, sizes, and varying degrees of quality. If you would like your student to have a good quality horn that will make a better sound, provide a more satisfying experience in band, and spend less time with their instrument in the shop, a higher quality instrument can provide that experience. Therefore, if you are looking into buying an instrument for your student, there are several brands that are reputable and recommended. Here is a list of instruments and brands that are recommended for purchase:
Flute: Gemeinhardt, Bundy, Jupiter, Armstrong, Yamaha, Eastman
Clarinet: Selmer, Bundy, LeBlanc, Buffet, Yamaha, Armstrong
Saxophone: Selmer, Yamaha, Jupiter, Bundy
French Horn: Please consult Mr. Bowling directly if planning to purchase or rent a french horn.
Trumpet: Bach, Bundy, Getzen, Holton, Jupiter, Yamaha, Conn, Blessing, King, Eastman
Trombone: Bach, Yamaha, Conn, King, Jupiter, Getzen, Holton, Eastman
Baritone: Please consult Mr. Bowling directly if planning to purchase/rent a baritone.
Please do NOT purchase the following brands of musical instruments