Have you seen this TRY-OUT KIT?!
The Wind Instrument Try-Out Kit is a durable, compact, and affordable trial pack that is an ideal tool for introducing school band instrument mouthpieces to prospective incoming band students. This kit from KHS America (a business partner of Band Directors Talk Shop) includes components to test for aptitude and gauge interest in flute, clarinet/saxophone, trumpet and trombone.
“This is a game changer for music educators. The ability to assess a student’s suitability for an instrument virtually, or in a class setting, its ease of transport, and the simplified nature of the product are exactly what we need right now!” —Mandy DeShrage, band director, Syosset (NY) Public Schools – Conductor, Nassau-Suffolk Performing Arts Honor Band
The kit provides a convenient solution for many possible testing scenarios. The components are easy to assemble, and can be cleaned in a dishwasher or with soap and hot water. Check out this short video to see an example of a virtual try-out!
The convenience of the compact package is also being recognized as a benefit. “Packing, transport and set up for testing events at multiple elementary schools will be much easier!” notes Tonia Mathews, Band Director at Clint Small Middle School in Austin Texas, “I am very excited to use this product!”
“Recognizing the urgent need for a safe and easy to use recruitment tool for the upcoming band season, KHS America conceived the Join the Band Try-Out Kit. This was a true team effort between our KHS staff, music educators, and manufacturing partners. Our dedication to music education and the safety of our youth were the primary motivating factors. We are pleased with the result, and we hope that it will help you have a successful back-to-school season.” — Michael Summers, Wind Instrument Brand Manager
For more information visit https://academicalliance.com/band-try-out-kit/
KHS America, a business partner of Band Directors Talk Shop, is dedicated to the enrichment of lives through music performance and education by providing high-quality musical instruments and services designed to support musicians, educators, and our retail partners. K.H.S. was established in 1930 and stands for Kong-Hsue-Sheh which translates to “Contribution to School and Society.” The name expresses the organization’s commitment to enhancing human quality of life and culture.