Items needed for band


(The students will be responsible for the following)

Ø  1 inch Three Ring Binder (Directors will provide each student with a binder)

Ø  Pencil

Ø  1 package Clear Protective Sheets         

Ø  1 Large Box of Tissues

Ø  Band Method Book

Each student is responsible for the purchase of their band method book.  Honor and Symphonic bands will use Foundations for a Superior Performance for their instrument. Concert band book will be announced at the beginning of the school year.  Beginning band will use Essential Elements 2000 book 1 for their instrument.  Each student will receive one copy of all concert music that will be learned and performed.  If a student looses any music, please notify Mrs. Allen immediately.

(The following accessories and supplies will also be needed for your instrument and are the responsibility of each student)

Brass instruments                                            

1.  Valve oil or slide oil/cream                          

2.  Mouthpiece and mouthpiece brush              

3.  Cleaning cloth                                            

4.  Flexible “snake” for cleaning the inside       

5.  Tuning slide grease                                     

6.  Tom Crown straight mute (7th and 8th grade trumpet and trombone only)

7.  B.E.R.P. (will be used daily during buzzing ex

8.  Brass Buddy (optional)

Woodwind instruments

1.  Cleaning cloth or swab

2.  4 reeds in good, playable condition

3.  Reed guard

4.  Cork grease (All Clarinets and Saxophones)

Percussion Equipment                         

1.  Stick bag                                        

2.  Set of SD1 Generals snare sticks      

3.  1 pair Yarn mallets                          

4.  1 pair hard Rubber mallets               

5.  Pitch pipe                                       

6.  Vic Firth Slim Pad

Reeds that must be used

Clarinet Vandoran-3 or 3 1/2

Bass Clarinet Vandoren 2 1/2 or 3

Alto Sax Vandoren 2 1/2 or 3

Tenor Sax Vandoren 2 1/2 or 3

Bari Sax La Voz 2 1/2 or 3

Percussion (Directors will not lend snare sticks and/or  mallets to students.  All Percussion students must have the required equipment every day. Not having these sticks and mallets is the same as not having an instrument and will be dealt with in the same manner. It may also result in being removed from the percussion section).

Additional Supplies: Pocket size metronome, small tuner, a folding wire music stand (for home practice) and small mirror for music stand.  If you have a smart phone you can download a metronome and tuner aps.

Mouthpieces preferred: 

Clarinet:  Fobes Debut                         

Alto, Tenor Sax: Hite or Fobes Debut   

French Horn: Farkas MC or MDC         

Trumpet: Size 5C

Trombone/Baritone: Size 6 1/2 AL

Tuba: Bach 24AW or Conn 7B