• INSTRUMENT SPECIFIC SUPPLIES:
    Flute - swab or cleaning cloth, cleaning/tuning rod
     
    Oboe -swab, cork grease, three (3) working reeds:  6th grade = soft or med. soft reeds; 7th/8th grade = med soft or med. reeds.
    (Jones or Emerald are my current favorite store bought reeds).
     
    Bassoon -  cork grease, swab, three (3) working reeds: 6th grade = soft  or med. soft reeds; 7th/8th grade = med. soft or med. reeds.
    (Jones are my current favorite store bought reeds). 
     
    Clarinet -silk swab, mouthpiece brush, cork grease, six (6) reeds:  6th grade = number 2.5 Rico reeds (will upgrade later in year);
    7th grade = number 2.5 or 3 Vandoren reeds; 8th grade = number 3 Vandoren reeds. 
    The stock mouthpiece that comes with your instrument is not conducive to good tone production.  Please consider upgrading to a Pyne Poly Crystal, Hite Premier.
    or Selmer HS*. Email Ms. Mandley (Kerry.Mandley@lcps.org) if you are unsure of your mouthpiece  
     
    Bass Clarinet - silk swab, mouthpiece brush, cork grease, six (6) reeds; number 2.5 Vandoren reeds.
     
    Alto Saxophone -neck strap, swab, mouthpiece brush, cork grease, six (6) reeds;  6th grade = number 2.5 Rico reeds (will upgrade later in year);
    7th grade = number 2.5 Vandoren reeds (will upgrade later in year); 8th grade = number 3 Vandoren reeds.
     
    Tenor and Baritone Sax - same supplies as Alto Sax.  Tenor Sax reeds = number 2.5 Vandoren.  Bari Sax = number 2.5 Vandoren.
     
    Trumpet/Cornet, French Horn, Baritone, and Tubavalve oil, tuning slide grease, “snake” cleaning brush, mouthpiece brush, soft cloth.          
    Brass "care kits" come with all of these things.  Tuba players do not need to buy the snake.
    JLSMS provides mouthpieces to all who are renting French horns, Baritones, and Tubas from the school system.  If you would like to purchase your own I recommend Bach mouthpieces. 
     
    Tromboneslide oil or cream, tuning slide grease, “snake” cleaning brush, mouthpiece brush, soft cloth.
     
    Percussion - 6th and 7th Grade:  Bell kit with round practice pad, a stand to fit both pad and bells, Vic Firth SD1 General drum sticks, hard mallets.
    You do not need the kit that comes with the snare drum.
     
    8th Grade Percussion:    It is recommended that 7th and 8th graders have their own sticks for class and concertes.  Stick bag with concert snare sticks, hard mallets, yarn mallets, and timpani mallets. The bag and all sticks/mallets need to be marked with your name.  These can be purchased online at Woodwind Brasswind or Steve Weiss 
                                           8th Grade Percussionists need to have their bell/pad kit at home for practice,
                                           but do not need to bring it to school.