Band Instruments

MCH is an authorized Woodwind and Brass instrument dealer for, Buffet, Burkart, Conn-Selmer, Di Zhao, Fox-Renard, Getzen, Jupiter, Pearl, Powell, Rheuben Allen, and Yamaha. Additionally, we have our own line of student instruments made for us by some of the best wind instrument manufacturers in China.   Please check out each instrument family's page in the sidebar for a listing of starting prices for each category of instruments ie. student, intermediate and professional as well as recommended accessories for each. We also have an extensive inventory of sheet music and methods for band instrumentalists. Please see below for more information.

Sheet Music

Band Classroom Methods

Each band program, especially middle school beginning band classes, use some sort of classroom method in addition to the music that they prepare for concerts each year. These classroom method books are published for each individual instrument and are designed to be used by the entire class together. The exercises progress in difficulty the farther you get in the book and some will have sections in the book dedicated to instrument specific exercises whether it be going over the break for clarinets or simple lip slurs for the brass. Most books have a fingering chart, steps to assemble and dissassemble the instrument, how to form the embouchure and how to hold the instrument or sticks/mallets for the percussion. Books such as I Recommend do not have fingering charts as they are more advanced books that are used often from the second year of playing and on. Please see below for a list of the Band Classroom Methods that we carry.

Book

Publisher

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Accent on Achievement

Alfred

Stock

Stock

Stock

Essential Elements 2000

Hal Leonard

Stock

Stock

Stock

Essential Elements (Old Edition)

Hal Leonard

By Request

By Request

NA

Best in Class

Kjos

By Request

By Request

NA

Standard of Excellence

Kjos

Stock

By Request

By Request

Yamaha Advantage

CL Barnhouse

By Request

By Request

NA

I Recommend

Alfred

Stock

NA

NA

Foundations for Superior Performance

Kjos

Stock

NA

NA

Sheet Music/Methods

At MCH we carry a wide variety of solos, ensembles, methdos and collections for each instrument from a multitude of publishers. We invite you to look through our stock which is located in the shelves and filing cabinets that line our store. Please see below for a listing of the publishers that we deal with. Please keep in mind that many of these publishers are an umbrella for other smaller or international publishing houses.

Aebersold Jazz Books | Alfred Publishing | Carl Fischer | Hal Leonard | International Music Company | Mel Bay

Music Sales | Schirmer | Schott | Sher Music | Southern Music Company | Theodore Presser