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Re: New Trumpets
Our district hadn't made a MAJOR investment in instruments in nearly twenty years going into this year. Most of our inventory was averaging about 1992 for age... It took me seven years of working at it, but I managed to get the school board to approve a $100k purchase this past fall. I figure we need another $160k to truly get us where we need to be, but I was quite pleased with their support. I originally only was ordering 3 (decent bid price), but Conn Selmer had a stimulus program last summer and we ended up with an extra one of those and and extra 8D horn for free.
These are only for my top kids and they're appropriately babying them! (Purchased 4 Sousas, 4 Horns, 4 Euphoniums, a nice pro Yamaha Bass clarinet down to low C, 2 Yamaha plastic bass clarinets, 2 Alto saxes, a tenor sax, and 3 concert tubas - truly Christmas!)