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Instrument Upgrades

 Here are our "RHS Band Director approved" recommendations for upgrading instruments:



Instrument Upgrades for Band Students

CONSIDER UPGRADING to a higher quality instrument

See suggestions listed below, and/or call or e-mail us for specific suggestions for your son/daughter


 Recommended "Step-Up" Instrument List:   


FLUTE (all solid silver head joint & open hole)
1.) Pearl 665 RB Coda Series (Solid Silver Headjoint, with B foot) 
2.) Pearl 765 RB Coda Series (Solid Silver Headjoint, with B foot)


For great flute prices & selection, visit Music2Master: 
 


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 40 or 45 (with Vandoren 5RV Lyre mouthpiece & Luyben ligature)
4.) Yamaha YCL-450 (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)

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.) Yamaha YHR-668NDII Professional Double French Horn
2.) Conn 8-D Connstellation Series Double French Horn, Nickel Silver Fixed Bell


TRUMPET
1.) Yamaha YTR-8335RGS Xeno (with a Bach 3C mouthpiece)
2.) Selmer Bach Stradivarius 180 (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


EUPHONIUM - Yamaha YEP-321S


 Recommended Music Stores: 


Recommended local music store: 

Groth Music definitely has the biggest selection of "in stock" printed music and instruments of any local music store in the area. Groth Music is located in Bloomington. Directions: Cedar Ave. North, 494 West, Nicollet Ave, turn south/left. 
Or shop online: www.grothmusic.com   Phone: (952)884-4772 
 



Recommended local music store for Pearl Flutes. Best prices in the nation!   Located in Edina: 
Leisure Lane Center
Upper Level
7101 France Avenue South
Edina, Minnesota 55435

Music Lessons and Pearl Flute Sales    952-924-4141    Or shop online: http://www.music2master.com/


Recommended local music store:

Shop at Eckroth Music online

Wildwood Shopping Center
925 Wildwood Road
White Bear Lake, MN 55115

Phone: 651-704-9654

An Eckroth representative calls on RHS each week to make deliveries


Recommended local music store:

Schmitt Music Online

Cobblestone Court
14150 Nicollet Ave S
Burnsville, MN 55337 
Phone: 952-435-2454
 

 

 http://www.schmittmusic.com/stores/burnsville.php

A Schmitt Music representative calls on RHS each week to make deliveries


Online Music Store:

The Woodwind & Brasswind

Lowest Prices and Hassle Free Returns at WWBW.com

http://www.wwbw.com/


AABACA: An awesome music technology store located here in the Twin Cities!
JWPepper.com A very cool online music store for purchasing all sheet music!