Band Director Giveaway!
The first six Band Directors to email will receive a FREE Box of Lescana Reeds
Lescana reeds are hand finished in the USA using only the finest quality materials. Lescana Reeds produce an exceptional sound.
Vandojam 2015 LIVEAnaheim Hilton Avalon Room
Wednesday January 21, 2015
The VandoJam at NAMM 2015 features jazz star Eric Marienthal, Conan O'Brien saxophonist Jerry Vivino,multi Grammy™ winner Paquito D'Rivera and an all-star rhythm section.
Sponsored by Vandoren
Vandoren Announces Call for Auditions for Emerging Artists Download Application Here>>August 2011, Chicago IL – Music For All™ in association with DANSR, Inc., on behalf of Vandoren reeds and mouthpieces, is announcing a call for auditions for the second annual Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition. The Emerging Artist competition provides ...
Press Release for Rovner Products 12-29-10 Rovner Ligatures Now Available in Additional Sizes
Rovner is known not just for its variety of ligature models, but also for the impressive range of sizes that are available…no fewer than 11 for any particular ligature, and an incredible 23 for the classic Rovner Dark! Response to the “Next Generation ...
Reed Selection and Adjusting Tips
Color: 1.Look for reeds with an overall golden color. 2.Avoid reeds that have a greenish tint or a dark brown tint. The cane used to make these reeds has not been cured properly.
Cut:Reeds #1 and #2 would not be the best choice. Points A and B do not line up. When these reeds were cut, the blade went in deeper on the B s ...
Reed Preparation for Single-Reed Players
by Robert F. Wall
Band directors realize that oboe and bassoon players must always work on their reeds to play with a good, characteristic tone. However, many band directors allow the single-reed players (clarinet and saxophone) to take a reed out of the box, put it on the mouthpiece and start blowing! Most times th ...
Reeds: A Clarinetist's Nemesis
(…but they don’t have to be!)
A properly made reed, in tandem with a good mouthpiece, well-serviced instrument, and fundamentally sound embouchure and air support, is essential for producing a good, characteristic clarinet sound.
The old saying “you get what you pay for” is very true in ...