I'm looking to purchase some new horns, trombones, and clarinets.
I'm currently leaning toward the Yamaha 567 or 671 Horn. I could probably buy 4 of the 567 or 2 of the 671. I don't have any horn players right now and think the 671 would be a better long term investment---2 now, 2 next year---to get a horn section started up. I'm still open to advice on horns, though. I'm a Conn 8D player, but the Geyer style is ascendant today.
We have no trigger trombones, and I'm leaning toward the Yamaha 448G. Any advice?
With clarinets, it's been suggested by a decorated veteran director that, all things being equal, the mouthpieces are where the best tones come from. What are some good clarinet mouthpieces for young to average HS players?