The Giardinelli GTS 10 tenor saxophone by Eastman is a solid step-up for players wishing to upgrade. It's sturdy enough to be used for pep band and marching, but it has a clear tone quality that will allow you to fit in with any symphonic band. The pearl buttons on the keys and the engraving make it wonderful to look at for the solo performer to compliment any choice in tune. It has the additional high F# key for those who dare to play above the staff! At both ends of it's range it has a light mellow tone that will fit in any situation whether it be quartet, symphonic band, or even jazz ensemble! This horn would make a wonderful addition to any intermediate player's collection!