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  • Spare change? Band instrument wise.

    An advocate for our local school district's band program hit me up for donations of band instruments.  It seems the school's band instrument inventory is really lame... but then I dunno what as the yearly cost per student for public education at that school is seemingly at a level that would support private education in a new house for every student attending... so I don't know what they're spending their money on... seems like crazy levels of funding for a system that's cronically "under funded" for academics and arts basically all the time... but... anyway:

    I got to thinking:  Ok... I have a Selmer MK VI tenor saxophone in the closet, that I'll likely never play again... and I could pay $1K+ to have it re-padded and then donate it to the school... to have it used like they got it for free... if anyone ever decided it struck their fancy to take it off the school band instrument shelf before the pads got crunchy again.  But really:  Would a classy old sax or trumpet or flute serve any purpose?  Or should I donate a smart phone?

    I need to catch up with those guys, for I am their leader.

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    Once I donated a nice roland keyboard to a DC school.  Then I was over there teaching and found 3 brand new keyboards setting in the music room closet.  I wish I had donated it to someone that really needed it.

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      Audiopile wrote:

      An advocate for our local school district's band program hit me up for donations of band instruments.  It seems the school's band instrument inventory is really lame... but then I dunno what as the yearly cost per student for public education at that school is seemingly at a level that would support private education in a new house for every student attending... so I don't know what they're spending their money on...



      I dunno either, but I bet the football team has decent gear.

      Write something...

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        That Selmer is going for 6500.00
        Think twice

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          I relied last week, but my post went AWOL. To make a very long post short, if you are willing to donate the Mk VI....you should sell it to a local pro and take the proceeds to buy a Yamaha YTS-23 and two YAS-23s. And pad savers for them. Most schools are buying Bundy (Selmer NY) and JUpiters. They play like poop. The Yamahas are durable and play great. Wes
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