Band

Wide selection of band instruments in Honolulu

Music Center of Hawaii Inc is the premier instrument retailer and repair shop of the island. Our music shop opened its doors in 1990 and we have been faithfully serving the community of Honolulu ever since. Our staff is dedicated to using their knowledge to help you to their best extent so you always walk away happy.
Luthier repair violin in his workshop

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

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.
Music notes and two pencils on table

Woodwinds

Flute

Level Description Starting Price
Student/Beginner Closed Hole, C-Foot, Silver-plated head joint and body Mid $300's and up
Intermediate Open Hole, B-Foot, Solid-silver headjoint, Silver-plated body Mid $700's and up
Intermediate Open Hole, B-Foot, Solid-silver headjoint and body Low $1000's and up
Professional Open Hole, B-Foot, Solid Silver headjoint and body, more hand finishing Mid $2000's and up
Recommended Flute Accessories

Maintenance Supplies: Cotton/Silk Swab, Plastic/Wood Cleaning Rod, Silver Polish Cloth, Key Oil

Stands: K&M Flute Stand, Hercules Flute Stand or Flute/Piccolo Stand

Cases: Protec Slimline or Propac Case, Protec Flute Case Cover, Cronkhite Flute/Piccolo Bag
Silver flute on an ancient music score

Oboe

We currently do not stock oboes, however, we can order instruments from Buffet, Conn-Selmer, Jupiter, Fox-Renard and Yamaha.

Recommended Oboe Accessories:

Maintenance Supplies: Silk Swab (Fox or Ann Hodge), Micro Fibre Cloth, Key Oil, Cork Grease

Reeds: Emerald (MS, M, MH), Meason (MS, M) Renard (MS, M, MH)

Reed Cases: Fox (Holds 3 or 6), Ann Hodge (Holds 3 or 6)

Reed Knife: Fox (standard beveled or hollow ground)
Clarinet player musical performance

Bassoon

We currently do not stock bassoon, however, we can order instruments from Buffet, Conn-Selmer, Fox-Renard and Yamaha.

Recommended Bassoon Accessories

Maintenance Supplies: Silk Swab (Fox or Ann Hodge), Micro Fibre Cloth, Key Oil, Cork Grease

Reeds: Emerald (MS, M, MH), Meason (MS, M) Renard (Cane or Polymer)

Reed Cases: Fox (Holds 3 or 6), Ann Hodge (Holds 4)

Reed Knife: Fox (standard beveled or hollow ground)
Detail of the bassoon closeup

Clarinet

Level Starting Price
Student/Beginner Upper $300's and up
Intermediate Upper $800's and up
Professional Upper $2000's and up
Recommended Clarinet Accessories

Maintenance Supplies: Ann Hodge Silk Swab or Yamaha Cotton Swab, Micro Fibre Cloth, Key Oil, Cork Grease

Mouthpieces: Beginning Band (EZ-Tone, Goldentone, Yamaha 4C), Advanced (Vandoren, Selmer)

Ligatures: Standard (Selmer USA, Amplate), Advanced (Bonade Inverted, Rico H-Ligature, Rovner, Vandoren)

Reeds: Rico, Grand Concert, Rico Reserve, Vandoren: Traditional, V12, Rue Lepic 56

Reed Cases: Protec (holds 12), Rico Reed Guard (holds 4)

Clarinet Cases: Protec Slimline or Propac case, Protec Clarinet Case cover, Buffet Case Bag

***We also stock mouthpieces and accessories for Bass Clarinet

Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

Level Starting Price
Student/Beginner Upper $300's and up
Intermediate Upper $800's and up
Professional Upper $2000's and up

Tenor Saxophone

Level Starting Price
Student/Beginner Upper $750 and up
Intermediate Upper $1000's and up
Professional Upper $3000's and up
Recommended Saxophone Accessories

Maintenance Supplies: Ann Hodge Silk Swab, Lacquer Polish Cloth, Key Oil, Cork Grease

Neckstrap: Standard Unpadded, Standard Padded, Hyman Slim, Neotech Soft Sax Strap, Neotech Harness

Mouthpieces: Beginning Band (EZ-Tone, Goldentone, Yamaha 4C), Professional (Selmer C*)

Ligatures: Standard (Selmer USA, Amplate), Advanced (Rovner), Professional (Selmer Paris)

Reeds: Lavoz, Rico, Rico Royal, Rico Jazz Select, Vandoren: Traditional, Java, V16, ZZ, V12(alto sax only)

Reed Cases: Protec (holds 10), Rico Reed Guard (holds 2 or 4), Rico Humidpak, Vandoren (holds 4 or 6)

Saxophone Cases: Protec Contoured (alto and tenor)

**We also carry the Kenny G line of soprano saxophones. Please call for pricing.

***We also stock mouthpieces and accessories for soprano and bari sax, however, not in the same volume as alto and tenor saxophone.
Saxophones in storefront

Brass

Trumpets

Level Starting Price
Student/Beginner Mid $400's and up
Advanced/Semi-Professional Upper $1000's and up
Professional Upper $1000's and up

French Horn

We currently do not stock French Horns, however, we can order instruments from Conn-Selmer, Han Hoyer, Jupiter, and Yamaha.

Recommended Accessories

Rotor Oil: Hetman, Holton, Yamaha

Bearing and Linkage: Hetman

Slide Grease: Hetman, Superslick, Yamaha, Zaja

Maintenance Products: Mouthpiece Brush (Yamaha), Snake (Yamaha), Polish Cloth (Lacquer or Silver)

Mouthpieces: Blessing, Holton Farkas, Schilke

Mutes: Humes and Berg

Cases: Protec, Marcus Bonna (special order only)
French horn during a classical concert music

Trombone

Level Mahufactures Starting Price
Student/Beginner Bach, Eastman, Jupiter, Yamaha Upper $300's and up
Professional Eastman by Shires, Getzen, Yamaha Mid $1000's and up

Euphonium

We currently do not stock Euphoniums or Baritone Horns, however, we can order instruments from Besson, Conn-Selmer, Jupiter, Miraphone and Yamaha.

Recommended Accessories

Valve Oil: Al Cass, Bach, Blue Juice, Hetman, Roche Thomas

Slide Grease: Hetman, Superslick, Yamaha, Zaja

Maintenance Products: Mouthpiece Brush (Yamaha), Snake (Players Low Brass Brush), Polish Cloth (Lacqer or Silver)

Mouthpieces: Bach, Blessing, Dennis Wick, Schilke

Mutes: Humes and Berg (special order only)
Gold color brass tuba euphonium

Tuba

We currently do not stock Tubas, however, we can order instruments from Besson, Conn-Selmer, Jupiter, Miraphone and Yamaha.

Recommended Accessories

Valve Oil: Al Cass, Bach, Blue Juice, Hetman, Roche Thomas

Slide Grease: Hetman, Superslick, Yamaha, Zaja

Maintenance Products: Mouthpiece Brush (Yamaha), Snake (Players Low Brass Brush), Polish Cloth (Lacqer or Silver)

Mouthpieces: Bach, Blessing, Marcinkiwicz, Schilke

Mutes: Humes and Berg (special order only)
Tuba player in brass band

Percussion

Drumsticks

Concert and Set Sticks

Item Description Dimensions
Vic Firth 5A Good for students with smaller hands, rock drumming and band L = 16" Diam = .565"
Vic Firth 5AN Same as 5A but with nylon top L = 16" Diam = .565"
Vic Firth 5B Bigger in diameter than 5A, tear drop tip, ideal for rock and band L = 16" Diam = .595"
Vic Firth 5BN Same as 5N but with nylon tip L = 16" Diam = .595"
Vic Firth SD-1 Round tip, ideal for orchestral work, great for rolls L = 16-3/8" Diam = .635"
Vic Firth Genis Designed to produce a dark, full-bodied sound L = 16.81" Diam = .650"

Marching Sticks

Item Description Dimensions
Promark DC17 Johnson Full round tip with a medium taper to enhance the sound of Kevlar heads L =17" Diam = .705"
Vic Firth ScoJo Rubber tip designed for practice or to create unique sounds on the head L = 17-1/8" Diam = .705"
Vic Firth Hardimons A unique barrell tip with a long taper for added control L = 17" Diam = .710"
Vic Firth Ralphie Jr. Scaled down version of the Hardimon stick L = 16-1/2" Diam = .635"
Innovative Rennick PR Teardrop bead and long taper for quick rebound and response L = 17" Diam = .690"

Tenor Mallets

Item Description Dimensions
Vic Firth MT1A Nylon head with a curved playing surface for ultra staccatos. Aluminum shaft with anti-buzz rubber grip L =14-1/2" Head = 1-1/4 x 1/2"
Vic Firth Vega Unique nylon tip shape helps pull more sound from the drum L = 16-1/4" Diam = .680"
Detail of a drum kit

Keyboard Mallets

Xylophone/Bells

Item Description Application
Innovative Percussion Fundamental Series F9 Hard rubber head on black painted birch Xylophone
Innovative Percussion Fundamental Series F10 Hard plastic polyball on black painted birch Xylophone/Bells
Musser Two-Step M3 Medium 1" rubber head (blue) Xylophone/Bells
Musser Two-Step M14 Very Hard 5/8" brass head (gold) Bells
Musser Two-Step M23 Very Hard 1-1/8" lexan head (clear) Xylophone/Bells
Musser Two-Step M28 Hard 1" phenolic head (black) Xylophone/Bells

Marimba/Vibes (Wound)

Item Description Application
Innovative Percussion Fundamental Series F1.5 Medium rubber core, synthetic yarn on black painted birch Marimba
Innovative Percussion Fundamental Series F2 Hard rubber core, synthetic yarn on black painted birch Marimba
Musser Two-Step M7 Medium rubber core, yarn - full range (yellow) Marimba
Innovative Percussion Fundametal Series F3.5 Medium rubber core, cord on black painted birch Vibes
Innovative Percussion Fundatmental Series F4 Hard rubber core, cord on black painted birch Vibes
Musser Two-Step M17 Medium rubber core, cord - full range (blue) Vibes
Closeup of a xylophone with percussion sticks

Bass Drum Mallets

Item Description Application
Vic Firth Tom Gauger TG01 General - articulate but but not too hard Concert Bass Drum
Vic Firth MB0H Hard Corpsmaster mallet (14"-18" drums) Marching Bass
Vic Firth MB1H Hard Corpsmaster mallet (18"-22" drums) Marching Bass
Vic Firth MB2H Hard Corpsmaster mallet (22"-26" drums) Marching Bass
Vic Firth MB3H Hard Corpsmaster mallet (26"-28" drums) Marching Bass
Vic Firth MB4H Hard Corpsmaster mallet (28"-30" drums) Marching Bass
Drum and Mallets

Timpani Mallets

Item Description Dimensions
Vic Firth T1 General mallet for all around use, rich sound with rhythmic clarity L =14-1/2" Head = 1-1/2"
Vic Firth T2 Cartwheel mallet - very soft for legato strokes and rolls L = 14-1/2" Diam = 1-3/4"
Vic Firth T3 Staccato mallet - medium hard for rhythmic articulation L = 14-1/2" Diam = 1-1/4"
Vic Firth T4 Ultra Staccato mallet - hard for ultra-clear articulation L = 14-1/2" Diam = 14-1/2"
Timpani in the orchestra closeup
Percussion Accessories

Practice Pads

Remo Tunable Practice Pads in 6" or 8"

Real Feel Double-Sided Practice Pads in 6" or 12"

Vic Firth Vertical Double-Sided Pad 12"

Stick Bags

Protec Economy Stick/Mallet Bag

Drum Keys

Pearl: Standard Key, High Torque, Ratchet Key

Tama Tension Watch

Metronomes

Korg MA30, Seiko SQ50 (dial style), Seiko DM50 (clip on), Korg KDM2, Korg Beat Lab

Tuners

Korg CA1, Korg TM40 (Metronome/Tuner), Korg CM100 (clip on contact mic), Boss TU-12BW

Stands

Hamilton KB400, Hamilton KB90 (heavy duty portable stand w/ bag)
Drums accessories in music shop
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