Former Vandoren Emerging Artist Winner Brian Clancy on Reed Preparation

Brian's Process

  • Have at least 2 reeds ready to play for a gig. 
  • For longer gigs, switch out your reeds frequently
  • Brian marks the back of his reeds with a single tick mark every time he plays a reed. This helps him maintain a good reed rotation system. 

Brian Clancy was a former Vandoren Emerging Artist winner. For more information about the competition for 18-23-year olds, visit

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