Band provides a fun and excitement for both your child and you. There are parades, concerts, contests, athletic events, etc. which can be experienced by the entire family.
Watching your child perform will bring you pride as well as validate your child’s persistence, dedication and talent in music.
It gives the family an opportunity to do something together, a unity worth pursuing.
Band also gives your child the opportunity to learn an musical instrument and be a part of a wonderful organization of talented students.
Both of you may experience the many advantages offered through music.
Why Upgrade Your Student’s Instrument
Students put in hours of practice time, incited your cheer at concerts, and love making music as much as they do listening to it. Now is the time to reward their hard work with a higher quality instrument that will build their confidence and help them to be more successful.
…When your child plays in Concert Band, you should strongly consider a step up to a Wood Clarinet. It will allow them to progress their ability to play and the tone with be much improved. Keep that beginning plastic clarinet for marching band in high school!
…All sax players should progress to a High F# key to allow them to play like a professional. Student horns do not offer this option which can inhibit them from advancing.
…Trumpet players look for a step-up horn for a big bold sound, better response, and better intonation!
…All trombone players should consider buying an F trigger trombone! This is the next step in their progression for advancing their ability. You can always use that beginner tenor trombone for marching band in high school!
…Need an Open-Hole flute – Most prefer an open-hole flute with a B Foot and a solid silver head allowing them to play better than ever!
If you request your child to play an instrument that is available in the family, there are a couple of points to consider.
…your child may have no desire to play this particular instrument, or may not be physically able to handle it.
…the instrument probably needs a professional cleaning or overhaul because of the long storage period, and if it is in less than top playing condition, the student will become discouraged quickly and possibly give up.
So, invest in a quality instrument in which your child shows interest in playing – it could lead to a life long love for music.
Children need opportunities for self-expression. They require an avenue for their energies and creativeness. It is better that these creative releases be obtained through music than other, often harmful, means. Possibilities for self-expression and creativeness through the playing of an instrument are endless. The joy of creating music with friends in school band is so much more rewarding than playing on their iPod or Game box!
At Southeastern Musical Services, parents & students are able to choose from quality American, Japanese and European-made brass and woodwind instruments, from such brands as Selmer, Bach, Yamaha, Leblanc, Holton, Emerson, Gemeinhardt, Artley, Armstrong, King, Conn, Benge, Besson, and Buffet. While most of our instruments are gently used, we offer reconditioned like-new instruments for rental, making this program available to all of your students. To accommodate the growing needs of students, we offer upgraded intermediate instruments in our rent-to-own program.
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