Step-Up Instruments


The following step-up instruments are approved for use in all Abilene ISD schools:

  • Flute–Yamaha YFL-461H, Yamaha YFL-577H, or Miyazawa Series 102 or higher.
  • Clarinet–Buffet R-13 or Yamaha YCL-CSVR (either with Vandoren M13 Lyre mouthpiece and Vandoren M/O series ligature)
  • Alto Saxophone–Yamaha YAS-875EX, Selmer Paris Series II Model 52, or Selmer Paris Series III Model 62 (any with Vandoren AL3 mouthpiece and Vandoren M/O series ligature)
  • Trumpet–Bach Strad 180-37S, Bach Artisan AB190S, or Yamaha Xeno YTS-8335S (any with Bach 5C mouthpiece).
  • Trombone–Bach Strad 42BO or Conn 88HO (either with Bach 5G mouthpiece)

There are other options in addition to those listed above.  Before you buy, be sure to contact Mrs. Moore if you are interested in a model not listed above.

Oboe, Bassoon, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, French Horn, Euphonium, or Tuba Players interested in purchasing an instrument should schedule a time to visit with Mrs. Moore about options.  Percussionists interested in marimbas or drum sets should visit with Ms. Hurlbut.

Contact Us

Amber Moore, Director of Bands
325-672-8493 ext. 1272

Emma Hoover, Associate Director of Bands
325-672-8493 ext. 8438


Christina Hurlbut, Director of Percussion
325-677-1731 ext. 7738


Tyler Jacks, Associate Director of Bands AHS
Mann Beginning Trombone
325-677-1731 ext. 3255