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Re: Marching french horns
I was in the same boat as you several years ago when I took over this program. We have marching french horns (Bb), but the students were reading F music. There is a fingering chart for it, but even as a trumpet/horn player, it doesn't really make sense. You could definitely print their music in Bb, but it would look to be a different range than they are used to seeing. I'd find out what they were doing in previous years, and just stick to that. If you are really getting mellos soon, no need to confuse them and try to reinvent the wheel. I tried switching our kids to Bb music, but it royally confused them. IMHO, stick to what they have been doing, and switch to mellos ASAP.