Our final Instrument Selection Night for 6th Grade Band will be June 20 at 6:30 pm in the CMS Bandroom.
Please park in the back parking lot behind the football field and next to the bandroom. Do not try to enter through the front of the school due to construction on campus.
Please DO NOT purchase or rent an instrument until you have attended an Instrument Selection Night and are sure band will be on your schedule!
Once you have been matched with your instrument...
You can buy or rent instruments at several local music stores or online. It is important to purchase a reputable brand from a reputable instrument dealer to insure your student the most success on the instrument and the least amount of time sending the instrument to the repair shop. It is almost ALWAYS better to buy a quality used instrument or rent one then to buy a brand new instrument “cheap”. Locally we have the Music and Arts stores (formally Alison’s World of Music on Airline Highway and Zeagler’s Music on Florida Blvd). Music and Arts rentals are also now online at www.musicarts.com/rentals/
WHAT TO AVOID:
Read on for more information about each instrument...
(brands to look for: Yamaha, Gemeinhardt, Pearl, Haynes)
(brands to look for: Buffet, Yamaha, LeBlanc, Selmer)
(brands to look for: Selmer, Yamaha, Conn, Keilwerth)
(brands to look for: Bach, Yamaha, Getzen, King, Conn)
(brands to look for: Bach, Yamaha, Conn, Getzen, King)
NOTE: If you are able to get a trombone with an “F-Attachment” - these are great! It allows the student to reach the furthest potions just by hitting a trigger. These are expensive and not expected, but wonderful to have! You can often find these used for a great price.
(Bell kits with snare practice pad, brands to look for: Ludwig, Pearl, Yamaha, Vic Firth)