Best Alto Saxophone for Beginners. Most beginner saxophonists are steered toward the alto saxophone. As the alto is heavily relied upon in melodic portions of the woodwind score, most directors adopt a “more the merrier” approach to alto instrumentation in the beginning band.
Best Beginner Tenor Saxophones. Tenor saxophone is another fantastic choice for the beginning band student. A bit larger than its alto cousin, the tenor may be suited for a bigger beginner who is equipped to handle the weight and the airflow of the instrument. Selmer’s TS600L is a workhouse in the middle school band.