Tips For Beginning Band

Tips for Beginning Band Parents: Broken Reeds

How can I get the most from my reed? Watch the video and find out!
Bonus Tip: If you purchase a 10 pack of reeds for your student, only give them two at a time. This keeps students from sharing (reeds are like sticks of gum :D), and lets you know well enough ahead of time when you need to buy more. No more, "I ran out of reeds, and I need one tomorrow morning!" at 9PM at night.

Tips for Beginning Band Parents: Oiling Trumpet Valves

We always get a lot of questions from new students and beginning band parents on how to oil their trumpet valves. Well, now we have a video for you! Check out the video for a demonstration. The importance of oiling trumpet valves is two-fold. The long term benefit of oiling your trumpet valves is that it helps to extend the life of the valves. The short term benefit is that it facilitates technique. Players should oil their valves before practice sessions and performances.