Back in school, the "band nerds" had a tendency to be rather snobbish when it came to playing music. Although they were certainly maligned by almost everyone, they did have a tendency to bring it on themselves from time to time. Of course, while there is a difference between playing Fine Music and pop stuff - even technically difficult pop music - it is still musicianship and should be mutually respected. If you child is into music of any kind, check out the alto clarinet reeds at guitar center. And be sure not to let them become a music snob!