Instrument Upgrade Information

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MacArthur Band instrument and mouthpiece recommendations

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Full-Year Band Calendar

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Private Lesson Faculty Contact Information

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Instrument upgrade information

MacArthur High School Instrument & Mouthpiece Recommendations

Flute:
Yamaha 600 Series
Pearl Quantz 765 Series
Pearl Elegante 795 Series
Emerson 88B

Oboe and Bassoon:
**Please see the directors if interested in purchasing own instrument.  

This is necessary for a career in music or continuing music in college.

Clarinet:
Buffet R-13 w/ Silver Keys
Leblanc Concerto II
MOUTHPIECE – VanDoren 5RV, VanDoren B45 (Most Important Purchase!!!!)

Alto Saxophone:
Yamaha YAS82Z
Selmer Paris 62 Series 3
Selmer Paris 52 Super Action 80
Yanagisawa A991
MOUTHPIECE – Selmer Paris S80 C* (alto)

Tenor Saxophone:
Yamaha YTS-82Z
Selmer Paris 54 Super Action 80
Selmer Paris 64 Series 3
Selmer Reference 54 Model 74
MOUTHPIECE – Selmer Paris S80 C* (tenor)

Baritone Saxophone:
**Please see the directors if interested in purchasing own instrument.  

This is necessary for a career in music or continuing music in college.
MOUTHPIECE – Selmer Paris S80 C* (baritone)

Trumpet:
Bach Stradivarius 180S37
Bach Stradivarius 180S43
Yamaha Xeno Model 8335
Schilke Custom Series
MOUTHPIECE – Bach 3C

French Horn:
Conn 8D
Holton H181 Farkas Model
MOUTHPIECE – Holton Farkas Medium Cup

Trombone:
Bach 42BO
Bach 36BO
Conn 88H
MOUTHPIECE – Bach 5G, Bach 6 1/2AL (NO 12C’s!!)

Euphonium:
Meinl Weston 551
Besson BE967 Sovereign
Besson 2051 Prestige
Willson 2950S
MOUTHPIECE – Bach 5G, Schilke 51D

Tuba:
**Please see the directors if interested in purchasing own instrument.  

This is necessary for a career in music or continuing music in college.
MOUTHPIECE – Shilke Helleberg

Why Upgrade?

Performance Grade Instruments are made  from better quality materials using more hand-craftsmanship.

This results in improved sound and tonal quality, better feel and response, and overall enhanced playability.   

These structural improvements lead to increased confidence, motivation,  and enthusiasm as well as a better sound!

Private Lesson Faculty

Flute/Piccolo

Kay Sutherland

(210) -823-7957

Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

Trumpet

Jacob Kolodziej

(210) 896-8564

jacob.a.kolodziej@gmail.com

French Horn

Justin Gonzalez

(210) 862-9465

jgonzal9@trinity.edu


Trombone/Euphonium

Joe Dixon

(972) -979-8126

jhdixon@icloud.com