We're all into the mess of trying to get our instruments together. Here are some important new developments that you really should know:
- For those of you selected to play clarinet, plastic mouthpieces are fine. Don't worry about spending the extra money on a hard rubber mouthpiece. It used to be that these were included in the rental instrument for no extra fee. Please don't worry, whatever comes with your instrument will work great. But don't forget extra reeds! You'll definitely be needing lots of these!
- Palm Winds from Cascade Music in Marysville - this is a new brand to me and I was unaware that it was being carried by this location. Feel free to give this brand a try. If they recommend it to beginners, it means the supplier is willing to stand behind this product. Any problems will then be dealt with by the renting location.
- Yes, this concert attire is important. Everything has a purpose in this department including how nice we look at performances.
- Performances are MANDATORY. Please don't forget to put them on your calendar.
- I know it's costing a lot out of the gate right now, but the investment is SO WORTH IT! Your students are already having a great time!