The student played bassoon in 5th grade and got a good start, then switched to saxophone, and progressed well. Now is thinking about switching back to bassoon. He borrowed a bassoon and practiced in June and then attended a short music camp where he played entirely bassoon.
Suppose the school has a bassoon available for the student to play.
He has a cup strap and a harness, and the school bassoon comes with a crutch.
Will the purchase of reeds, and any other expenses involved, add up to significantly more expense, per year, for bassoon, than for, say, saxophone or percussion?