I personally play on a Rico Reserve X5 mouthpiece, you can give them try if its available to try out, but I would stick with Vandoren for this situation.
Best of luck!
PS- Everyone seems to love the Debut- though I've never played on one. Perhaps the improvement is not that significant/worth the cost. Just something to consider.
: Hey Yellow Board,
: I'm looking for some recommendations on some
: clarinet mouthpieces.
: Right now, all of my players 6-12 are on a
: Fobes Debut. Those are all well and good
: for middle school, but I want to get
: something a little more appropriate for the
: high school players. And I need "bang
: for the buck," so to speak-- these are
: coming out of my budget, so no, I can't
: justify spending $200 a pop on clarinet
: Thanks in advance!