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  1. Eb Baritone
    Contrary to my username, I play bari sax. I started after making this account. Anyway, I’m 5’1 (5’3 in my good boots) and I’m going to march bari. I ordered a Neo tech sling that goes over my shoulder, I think that’s going to help. I’m going to be the only Bari marching, and we’re going to a...
  2. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I'm wondering which saxophone everyone would recommend for a college marching band? This will be my first year in a college marching band, but I have been marching for all four years of high school. I want to march tenor, but I don't have one that I can use. I marched tenor this last year, and I...
  3. General Discussion
    So next year I plan to march bari sax (or tenor ONLY if there is not enough baris or its a extreme pain in the 'brass'). The reasons why I would like to march bari is because: 1. I like bari saxes range and the mighty Low A. I to extreme extent embrace that 2nd left thumb key that spews out a...
  4. Eb Baritone
    Hello, I'm a freshman in high school and it's honestly hard marching with the bari sax. I think it might be a bit harder for me because I'm a pretty small girl with not a lot of strength whatsoever. I'm 5'1", my hands are tiny, and I don't have a lot of upper body strength, so it gets tiring...
  5. Eb Baritone
    Hello! I'm in my second year of High School marching band; last year I marched tenor (which wasn't that hard) and this year I've made the decision to march Bari. I am a 5'2", 125 lb. female and I'm playing a 'OLDS' bari sax. I've only really marched it once, and that was for the Memorial Day...
  6. Misc. Saxophone Manufacturers
    In the early 1990s, I had an Armstrong alto saxophone, bought brand new in 1991. After a couple of years, I resented not having a better horn (private resentment as my parents didn't have the dough for another), but in retrospect, I beat the hell outta that horn. It hardly ever needed the shop...
  7. High School and College
    I'm section leader/principal clarinetist/marching band officer at my high school (clarinet is actually my main instrument, but I play alto in jazz band and for fun). This season my school got a new band director after having the same one for 20 some years. The old band director was adored and I...
  8. High School and College
    I'm going to be new to marching band this year. Any tips you have would be great. I'm marching bari sax.
  9. Eb Baritone
    Hi. I've been playing saxophone for three years now with my school band and this coming school year I'm going to be a freshman in high school. I tried out and made it to the top band. My concern is about marching band. I'm going to be marching bari and I was wondering if anybody knew of any good...
  10. High School and College
    Starting next school year I'm going to be a freshman in high school and unfortunately I'm going to a school that requires marching band to participate in concert and jazz band. I'm someone who practices a lot (2-3 hours a day) and most of this time is spent working on my technical ability and...
  11. Mouthpiece Maintenance, Modification & Refacing
    Hey Sax on the Web! I've been in marching band for several years. During these years, my private teacher has told me not to march my hard rubber Selmer C* mouthpiece because it warps the mouthpiece. Instead, I've had to suffer through on a plastic B5 educator mouthpiece during the season. Is...
  12. Tenor mpc
    Hey, I'm a student who's going to be playing tenor saxophone in marching band (and possibly jazz) for the next upcoming season. I'm looking for a mpc that is very durable, can be used for both classical and jazz, and all for a decent price. So far i've seen the Selmer C* S80 and the Selmer...
  13. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I just became a freshmen this school year, and I'm really worried about a few marching band things: 1.Keeping good posture I find the Tenor really heavy in the 'set' position, and It's just really hard to keep good posture with the tenor. 2.Trying to march with it It's just really hard to...
  14. High School and College
    Putting this, you can probably see I am in High School, and I have several questions about this band. Is this really worth trying out for? How hard is it to get accepted? If anyone knows, it'll be a great help
  15. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hey, I was wondering if anyone had the link to alto parts for the songs Careless Whisper or Feeling Good? Ive just been looking for some good parts to play because I'm trying to make myself a little more noticed among the Juniors and Seniors in the band. SO if anyone has other parts that are...
  16. Prestini
    I am in a high school marching band and I have an alto Prestini that has a round lyre slot but all I can find is square-tipped. Everywhere I check, no one knows what I'm talking about and when people do they say they haven't been made for years. I need some help. If anyone has links or anything...
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