John Adams

Middle School

Recommended Instrument Brands

Recommended instrument brands


*Students in the second to third year of playing are strongly recommended to upgrade to an intermediate instrument if they started on a beginner model.

*Be very wary of off brands as our local repair technicians may not repair the instrument.


FLUTE (get open hole with corks): Yamaha, Gemeinhardt, Jupiter, Armstrong, Selmer, Bundy, Artley, Pearl
CLARINET: Vito, Yamaha, Selmer, Artley, LeBlanc, Jupiter, Bundy, Buffet 
ALTO SAXOPHONE: Yamaha, Selmer, Vito, Conn, Leblanc, Jupiter, Bundy 
FRENCH HORN: Yamaha, Holton, Conn
TRUMPET and TROMBONE: Yamaha, Bach, Getzen, Holton, Conn, King, Jupiter, Eastman
PERCUSSION KITS: Vic Firth, Ludwig, Percussion Plus
, (Try to avoid Pearl due to repair issue)

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