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My daughter won 1st place and a $500 sholarship to use towards lessons. Oboes toke 2nd and 3rd place. A clarinet was 4th. She uses a Kielwerth Sx-90 tenor w/ a roussuae(spelling)new classic 3 mouthpiece w/ a hemke no 2 reed. She played Spanish Dance no 2. Nice to see a sax(even if it is my daughter)win a classical music foundation sholarship!!!!
 

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Southern York County?
 

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Very cool.

Congrats to her for carrying the classical saxophone banner high!

I met a teenage girl from Scotland after one of my quartet's performances. She told me that she was a tenor player of a few years but had never considered or heard of classical saxophone. She said that, upon her return to school in Scotland, she was going to press her teacher to start a quartet.

Kudos to your daughter and you!
 

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This is great news! Congrats to your daughter (and her parents who obviously had some role in shaping her!)

Steve
 

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How long has she been playing?

That is some nice equipment for a 5th grader...
 

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Martinman,She has been playing since 3rd grade;her sister who is in 3rd grade has been playing since kindergarten. Her sister plays soprano(a curved yani Sc-991)and alto(a yani A-901).We have a saxtrio. We mostly use alto tenor and baritone(me).We have used sat,ssa,aaa,and aab. I like atb best.The 5th grader also plays alto(a cannonball big bell a1e). They use good equipment cause I play and know how much a good sax can help a beginner.
 

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Martinman,She has been playing since 3rd grade;her sister who is in 3rd grade has been playing since kindergarten. Her sister plays soprano(a curved yani Sc-991)and alto(a yani A-901).We have a saxtrio. We mostly use alto tenor and baritone(me).We have used sat,ssa,aaa,and aab. I like atb best.The 5th grader also plays alto(a cannonball big bell a1e). They use good equipment cause I play and know how much a good sax can help a beginner.

It's great that they got started so early. I didn't start until 5th grade.
 

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Congrats to her!

And I started when I was in 5th grade too...my kids are going to start earlier. (Don't tell my wife though. She wants a pianist and violinist...)
 

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Most Kids start in 5th or 6th, when the local band programs start. Ive had a couple students start as early as 3rd grade though, and do tremendous jobs.

When I have kids, they will start whenever they have an interest, on whatever they have an interest in. (if that means trombone in second grade, I'll find a way to make that work!!)
 
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