Alright, the kiddy days are over, and I'm finally going to highschool where I will be forced to get more serious about my music.(mainly because I'm in marching band, jazz band, and symphonic band) So, I decided to buy my own trombone, and figured the f attachment tenor would be the best. So, my question is, what type of f attachment should I get that is still a good highschool horn but is cheap.(say around, $1000-$1500)
Why would you want to go out and spend a lot of money to buy a horn and get it banged up in marching band. Are you satisfied with the horn your playing right now? If you are, even if you aren't, for marching band tough it out..its not that long compared to concert band. Take it from people who's seen it happen before. Brand new $2000+ horns on marching band, one season its full of dents and isn't anything what it was. If your looking for something to do a little more solo work, depending on the amount your wanting for than and the type of horn you want (beginner, intermediate professional) will also vary on the price. Professional horn, most run more than $1500.
Don't skimp just to save it on the field. N one cares about a few knicks. I got a King 608 something or other going into 8th grade now going into 9th grade doing Marching Band also. Unless you have the money to get a cheaper one for marching band and a better one for concert than get something that will last skill wise.
Whats wrong with you people!!?? You shouldn't even buy a new trombone and use it in marching band!!! I'm in the same situation as you and what you should really do is buy a new trombone, but then rent one while your in marching band. Don't even take a chance with a new trombone like that!!!
I dunno... I was under the impression that the original poster was going to keep the current horn as the marching "beater"???
If that's not the case, then I do agree that renting a horn for marching is a great idea. Many places will rent you a horn for about 25-30 bucks for the first three months (which is about the length of marching season).
Jrent, I didn't really understand what you were saying there. I think it was something like, it doesn't matter what horn as long as it sounds good on or off the field even if it has dents in it. Depending on where the dent is (for instance, the bell) it can change the overall tone and tuning. if you get your bell mangled up you'll play flat and can't do anything about it. hit in the slide and your slide won't move very fast like you want it to. So its best just not to have any dents or anything happen to the horn.