• 7th Grade Orchestra

    1. Instrument in good working condition - get sized again before the school year starts
    2. String Basics, Book 2 - method book (purchase in music store or online)
    3. Make sure you have the following items from last year (if not or if they are old/broken, please replace):
      1. Rosin, tuner/metronome app or device, shoulder rest (violin/viola), rock stop (cello), set of extra strings (violin/viola), music stand for at-home use
      2. Name tag on outside of instrument case
    4. Three-ring binder or folder JUST for strings, including:
      1. Loose-leaf paper
      2. Pencils (you may want a clip in pencil pouch)
    5. Headphones for classroom use (probably will need for all classes anyways) 

     **There is a $25 cello usage fee like last year. This can be paid online starting August 15 using the following link (there is a credit card service fee FYI: https://osp.osmsinc.com/LoudounVA/BVModules/CategoryTemplates/Detailed%20List%20with%20Properties/Category.aspx?categoryid=DB088) , or pay by cash/check to ERMS within the first month of school. 

    8th Grade Orchestra

    1. Instrument in good working condition - get sized again and/or upgrade before the school year if needed
    2. Habits of a Successful Middle Level String Musician (purchase in music store or online)
    3. Make sure you have the following items from last year (if not or if they are old/broken, please replace):
      1. Rosin, tuner/metronome app or device, shoulder rest (violin/viola), rock stop (cello), set of extra strings (violin/viola), music stand for at-home use
      2. Name tag on outside of instrument case
    4. Pencils & loose-leaf paper  (**you will receive a large orchestra folder from me for the year, so this needs to fit in the pocket**)
    5. Name tag with your name on it attached to the outside of your instrument case
    6. Headphones for classroom use (probably will need for all classes anyways)                                                                                                                                                        **There is a $25 cello usage fee like last year. This can be paid online starting August 15 using the following link (there is a credit card service fee FYI: https://osp.osmsinc.com/LoudounVA/BVModules/CategoryTemplates/Detailed%20List%20with%20Properties/Category.aspx?categoryid=DB088) , or pay by cash/check to ERMS within the first month of school.