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TENOR SAXOPHONE

** Since the District provides students with a tenor saxophone to use, SOME accessories are provided for students.  However, it is recommended that students acquire the following for their personal use. **

REEDS:

* Please ask your director or private teacher for recommendations on the strength reed that you should purchase before placing your order. *

Vandoren Traditional Tenor Sax Reeds (Box of 5) 

“MUST HAVE” ACCESSORIES:

AP&M Tenor Sax Mouthpiece Cap - ALL saxophonists should have a mouthpiece cap; please replace if lost or broken

Peak SMS22 Music Stand - recommended for all band students for use at home

Volkwein's Cork Grease

Hodge Silk Tenor Sax Swab

Key Leaves Saxophone Pad Saver

D’Addario Reed Guard (good)

D’Addario Reed Storage Case with Humidity Control (better)

Yamaha Tenor Sax End Plug

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED” ACCESSORIES:

Protec Saxophone Thumb Saver

Faxx Sax Mouthpiece Patch 

Herco Woodwind Mouthpiece Brush

Hercules Tenor Sax Stand

Interested in purchasing your OWN tenor saxophone?

Norwin is able to provide all high school tenor saxophonists with a tenor saxophone for them to use at home and in their school ensembles.  Please speak directly with your band director and/or private teacher before purchasing your own tenor saxophone.  These instruments are a BIG investment, so it’s important that you seek their input before making the decision to purchase a new or used instrument.

Before purchasing any new or used instrument, it is highly recommended that students and parents do the following:

  1. Speak to your band director and/or private instructor about the desire to purchase a new instrument and seek their recommendations / guidance.
  2. Visit Volkwein’s Music in person, meet with one of the trained instrument salespeople, and test out several instruments before purchasing.

There is an overwhelming number of options available, including many very appealingly affordable instruments online.  Many of these instrument-shaped objects are extremely low-quality and are difficult to impossible to repair.  Therefore, the instrumental music staff at Norwin recommends that high school students consider the following Intermediate and Professional level instruments when purchasing a new or used instrument:

Intermediate - Yamaha YTS-62III Professional Tenor Saxophone

Professional - Yamaha YTS-875EX Custom EX Professional Tenor Saxophone

*Intermediate = high school student with intermediate-level skills who may continue playing their instrument after high school

*Professional = high school student with advanced-level skills who probably will continue playing their instrument after high school