Investing in private lessons is HIGHLY recommended. It is not uncommon for students to take privately, in addition to their band classes and there is a SIGNIFICANT difference in how they progress compared to their peers, especially in All-State/All-Northwest/Solo and Ensemble competitions that are found in middle and high school.
In a climate in which I can only see you twice a week for a maximum of 80 minutes a week, I cannot stress or emphasize the importance enough, of having a private lesson instructor that can supplement your instruction and see to your individual needs.
*I would like to ask that, should you decide to begin private lessons for beginners, that you wait at least until mid-October for me to teach beginning procedures, embouchure formation, and first sounds.
Here you will find a list of reputable instructors in the area:
Sandra Saathoff (email@example.com)
Linda Sebenius (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Arthur Sagami (email@example.com)
Bruce Carpenter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gary Beyer (email@example.com)
Evan Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Phil Dungey (email@example.com)
Erik Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Greg Lyons (Bellevue Music and Arts)
Barb Hudak (email@example.com)
Elizabeth McDaniel (trombone) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jameson Bratcher (tuba/baritone/trombone) – email@example.com
Julio Cruz (tuba/low brass) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil Dean (email@example.com)
Eric Peterson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gordon Robbe (email@example.com)
Redmond Music and Arts (not "drums" or "drumset")
Metropolitan Music (not "drums" or "drumset")