Recommended "Step-Up" Instrument List

When students get to high school band it is quite often time to upgrade their instrument that they have had since they started playing.  Below you will find recommend instruments. 

 

If you are considering buying a new instrument please consult with your Eastview band director first.     

 


FLUTE

1.) Miyazawa

2.) Haynes Amadeus

3.) DiZhao

4.) Pearl 665 RB Coda Series 
5.) Pearl 765 RB Coda Series

Solid silver headjoint, a B foot and an offset G are mandatory. 

CLARINET (all solid Grenadilla wood)

1.) Buffet R-13 (with Vandoren 5RV Lyre mouthpiece & Luyben ligature)
2.) Buffet E-11 (with Vandoren 5RV Lyre mouthpiece & Luyben ligature) 
3.) Leblanc Noblet 45 (with Vandoren 5RV Lyre mouthpiece & Luyben ligature)

 

Clarinet Step-Up Mouthpiece Kit:
1.) MOUTHPIECE: Vandoren 5RV Lyre 
2.) LIGATURE: Luyben plastic ligature; or Vandoren “Optimum” Silver ligature; or Rovner Dark Bb (leather)
3.) One box of Vandoren Clarinet Reeds (choice of 3, 3.5 or 4)
4.) "Thumb Ease" (thick black thumb pad)
5.) Mouthpiece patch (rubber patch that goes on top of mouthpiece)
6.) REED CASE: Selmer Clarinet 5 Reed Case

 

ALTO SAXOPHONE

1.) Selmer - Super Action 80, Series II (with Selmer C* mouthpiece)
2.) Yamaha YAS-62ll (with Selmer C* mouthpiece)
3.) Cannonball wide-bell (with Selmer C* mouthpiece)

 

TENOR SAXOPHONE

1.) Selmer - Super Action 80, Series II (with Selmer C* mouthpiece)
2.) Yamaha YTS-52 (with Selmer C* mouthpiece)
3.) Cannonball wide-bell (with Selmer C* mouthpiece)

FRENCH HORN

1.) Holton 179 good for medium lung size

2.) Holton Merker-matic dual bore (like this one)

3.) Conn 8 D series Vintage wrap double (new or used)

  

TRUMPET

1.) Selmer Bach Stradivarius 180 (with a Bach 3C mouthpiece)-(New or Used)

2.) Yamaha YTR-8300  Xeno series (with a Bach 3C mouthpiece)

  

TROMBONE (all with F trigger attachment)

1.) Selmer Bach 36B (with a Bach 6 1/2 AL mouthpiece) Med-Lg bore .525

2.) Selmer Bach 42B (with a Bach 6 1/2 AL mouthpiece) .547 bore
3.) Conn 88H (with a Bach 6 1/2 AL mouthpiece) .547 bore