Alamo Music's Universal Beginner Band List

No school band list? No problem!

Below are the models and accessories we recommend for some of the most popular instruments. For decades we've worked closely with local San Antonio school districts so we understand exactly the kind of quality and craftsmanship they require. As a result, the items from this list are approved by Band Directors over 90% of the time. 


  • ALTO SAXOPHONE

Model: Yamaha YAS-200ADII

Mouthpiece: Selmer S-80 C* or Yamaha YAC-1286 4C

Reeds: Vandoren Traditional #2.5

Ligature: Rovner 1RL

Other: Marching LyreMaintenance KitPolish ClothPad SaverReed CaseStrapMetronome/Tuner

  • CLARINET

Model: Buffet Crampon E11 or Yamaha YCL 400AD

Mouthpiece: Vandoren 5RV Lyre

Reeds: Vandoren Traditional #2.5

Ligature: Rovner 1R

Other: Marching LyreMaintenance Kit, Polish Cloth, Pad Saver, Cork GreaseReed CaseStrapMetronome/Tuner

  • FLUTE

Model: Yamaha YFL 262 (offset G) or YFL 282 (inline G)

Other: Marching LyrePolish ClothMetronome/Tuner

  • TROMBONE

Model: Yamaha YSL 200AD

Mouthpiece: Bach 6 ½ AL

Other: Marching LyreMaintenance Kit, Polish Cloth, OilsMetronome/Tuner

  • TRUMPET

Model: YTR 200AD

Mouthpiece: Bach 5c

Other: Marching LyreMaintenance Kit, Polish Cloth, OilsMetronome/Tuner

  • VIOLIN

Model: Yamaha V3

Strings: D’Addario Prelude or Pro-Arte

Other: Rosin, Fret Stickers, Upgraded Bow

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