Carter and I unbox a pair of Monoprice clarinets that I purchased for $30USD each. Come for the review; stay for the jazzy duet at the end.
UPDATE (Oct. 17, 2017): I didn’t intend on giving out all three clarinets to my beginner students, but things happen and, well, all three clarinets are being used (I had wanted to have one or two as spares, in case things happened). We are a good 5-6 weeks into our band program and so far the clarinets are holding up. Having said that, my one clarinetist showed me the instrument and the bridge key was super bent. Okay, that can happen if they are not careful, but what surprised me was how easily I was able to bend it back in place. Yikes. Let’s hope she is careful from now on. I don’t know how many bent/bent-backs it can take. But once I fixed it, HOLEE, could she make a great sound on the instrument.