Ok, so our band has bought used Crossmen (I believe he said they cost $40,000-50,000) drums for the entire drumline, even though he bought new drums two years ago he got them new ones again and we still have the old ones. Then he bought used Phantom regiment euphoniums to march fine we needed those then he went and bought about 13 new cornets/trumpets for the entire section. But when it comes to getting any woodwind or repairing any woodwind instrument he just blows use off. For example one of the Bari's he hasn't gotten repaired even though he needs it for one of his classes. I realize you are all probably going to say he ran out of cash well I see where your coming from, but he is now thing of buying new tubas and baritones all silver plate.3 months ago I asked to get a tenor fixed for my section havent seen it in 3 months it would have only taken $200-300 to fix no, I'm pretty sure he sold it. Granted the brass is what you hear in general, but I'm pretty sure the woodwinds havent recieved a new horn in 20 years. I dont know what the band director view is on this and what qualifies a section for a new instrument. That is why I'm coming to the band directors in this forum and asking you, Is this a logical purchase of horns or is he just showing favorites to some sections of the band?