• Woodwinds:

    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) 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, three (3) 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 myself or Ms. Mandley (Kerry.Mandley@lcps.org) if you are unsure of your mouthpiece  
     
    Bass Clarinet - silk swab, mouthpiece brush, cork grease, three (3) reeds; number 2.5 Vandoren reeds.
     
    Alto Saxophone -neck strap, swab, mouthpiece brush, cork grease, three (3) 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.

     

    Brass:

    Trumpet/Cornet, French Horn, Baritone, and Tuba – valve 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.
     
    *SMMS 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*
     
    Trombone – slide oil or cream, tuning slide grease, “snake” cleaning brush, mouthpiece brush, soft cloth.

     

    Percussion:

    6th and 7th graders MUST have a percussion kit. The percussion kit comes with a bell kit, drum pad, snare sticks, keyboard mallets, and the instrument stand. Please, double check the kit to see if it does have these materials.

    Below is an example what I am asking kids to have for class: Example Percussion Kit

     

    8th Grade students are encourgaged to keep their percussion kit at home for practice. 8th Grade Percussion students also need to have a stick bag, with both snare drum sticks, soft yarn & medium mallets, and timpani sticks.

     

    Recommendations:
    - Snare sticks: Vic Firth SD1 Generals
    - Soft yarn mallets: Innovative IP240
    - Medium mallets: Malletech BB34
    - Timpani mallets: Vic Firth T1
     
     
    *You can purchase the above materials as a pack, that costs lest than buying them separately. Here's that link*