RECOMMENDED INSTRUMENT LIST


We recommend that students not continue to use their "beginner" instruments past the 8th-grade, unless an advanced model was purchased initially. Better quality instruments enable all students to learn more quickly and with greater ease. The instruments listed below are recommended by the FRHS staff as the best quality:


Flute

 Miyazawa – BR-402

Muramatsu – EX

Yamaha – 600 Series


Clarinet

Buffet R-13 (the "Festival" model is not recommended)


Alto Sax

Yamaha Pro Model

Selmer SA-80


Trumpet

Bach Stradivarius 180-S

Yamaha YTR Xeno Series


Trombone

Bach 42-BO

Conn 88H

Yamaha Xeno


These can be purchased at many retail stores. These "pro-model" instruments are often heavily discounted for cash purchases. Parents are encouraged to seek the help of a private instructor or director before purchasing one of these instruments.