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    WHAT BAND SUPPLIES DO I NEED BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS?

     

     6th Grand BAND Supplies:  click here → Instrument Specific Information 

    1. BOOK:  Habits of a Successful Beginner Band Musician CLICK HERE for LINK (*scroll ALL THE WAY down to the bottom of page & select the book for the instrument your child will be playing in 6th grade band*)

    2. INSTRUMENT of Quality that is RENTED (NOT purchased) from local music retailer

    3. NECESSARY SUPPLIES:

    Flute: Tuning rod w/ silk swab

    Oboe: 2-3 "Singin' Dog" or "Eastman" MEDIUM SOFT reeds; cork grease; Oboe silk swab

    Bassoon: 2 "Singin' Dog" or "Eastman" MEDIUM reeds

    Clarinet: 1 box of "Mitchell Lurie" reeds size 2.5; cork grease; Clarinet silk swab; *possible upgrade 'Rovner' ligature

    Trumpet / Baritone / Tuba: "Blue Juice" Valve Oil; polishing cloth

    Tuba:  Purchase a "Conn Helleberg" mouthpiece + a case for mouthpiece, Tuba Stand
     
    French Horn:  Purchase a "Holton" MEDIUM DEEP CUP mouthpiece, polishing cloth, & "rotor or rotary" oil

    Trombone: "Slide-O-Mix Rapid Comfort" trombone cream; polishing cloth

    Percussion:  Percussion Details  (please also click the link above for "Instrument Specific Information")

     
     
     7th Grand BAND Supplies:  
     
    1. BOOK:   Habits of a Successful Beginner Band Musician CLICK HERE for LINK (*scroll ALL THE WAY down to the bottom of page & select the book for the instrument your child will be playing in 7th grade band*)
     
    Clarinets & Saxophones: Vandoren 2.5 - 3.0 size reeds and ROVNER ligatures
     
    Alto Saxophone:  Silk Swab
     
    Trombonists: Bach 6 1/2 AL or Yamaha 48 Mouthpiece, "Slide-O-Mix Rapid Comfort" trombone cream
     
    Trumpets: 3C mouthpiece, "Blue Juice" Valve Oil
     
    Euphonium/Tuba:  "Blue Juice" Valve Oil 
     
     
      8th Grand BAND Supplies:  
     
    1.  Book:  Habits of a Successful Middle School Musician  CLINK HERE for LINK (*scroll ALL THE WAY down to the bottom of page & select the book for the instrument your child will be playing in 8th grade band*)
    2.  Is it time to "upgrade" your instrument?  Better Model?  New Mouthpiece?  Rovner Ligature?