Clarinet
Unlike the oboe, the clarinet uses a “single reed” and a mouthpiece
to produce the sound. Willingness to purchase or rent a director-recommended clarinet is a MUST! Unfortunately, there are some clarinets on the market whose poor design and craftsmanship will make it next to impossible for your student to succeed. We can help you avoid that pitfall.
 

Physical Characteristics
One necessity of clarinet tone production is the ability to make the chin flat. Orthodontia is okay, but if a student has an extremely rounded bottom row of teeth, the mouthpiece will be hard to place in the proper position for tone production.

 
Other Considerations

Instruction in clarinet can be meticulous. Students who are able to focus on and perform a detailed series of instructions could do well on clarinet. Students who have difficulty remembering a series of instructions should avoid playing clarinet. Clarinet players are also responsible for maintaining a
working stock of 4-6 quality reeds.

Famous Players​ (Click name to listen to a performance.)

August 24, 2020

Start of 2020-2021 School Year

Hey, Band! We hope that you have had a great summer! Please be on the lookout for emails and other communication from your band directors regarding the beginning of the school year. If you are not receiving emails, please contact a band director directly to give it to us. See you soon!

 

henry.mccoy@birdvilleschools.net

andrew.reinhart@birdvilleschools.net

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