This article doesn’t give the brand of oboe a middle school student tried to sell off, but if it was a Selmer I guess $60 would about cover it. Same if it was a Linton. (Although they ask more at the stores.)

Sad story, really: a middle school student trying to sell her school-owned oboe? Sigh. Things I don’t quite understand:

  • Was the mother arrested as well? It seems she was there with the daughter to sell it.
  • Why would anyone try to make bucks off of an oboe? (Thieves can’t really sell off oboes easiy, and usually go for the easier-to-dump stuff, and those of us in the oboe world know to check the list of stolen oboes if the deal is too good to be true.)
  • Is the picture shown of the 16 year old minor? I thought they didn’t show pictures of minors, nor did I realize they would even name them. But I guess I don’t know a lot!

Of course maybe it was just that the poor girl was having a horrible reed day. That I certainly do understand!

And what is a 16 year old doing in middle school? Seems like that’s high school age. But maybe it’s different in other states.

2 Comments

  1. How do you find stuff like this? You seem to be very VERY good at searching the net.

  2. Patricia Mitchell

    I just have lots of fun, is all. :-)