Welcome to Band!!
We are looking forward to having you all in the band next school year!! There are materials that you will need in order to be successful.
Listed below you will find which materials that you will need starting the SECOND week of school.
Music and Arts, Melodee Music, A&A Music, The Music Loft, Minton's Music, and Washington Music are examples of quality stores that provide quality instruments and accessories for your child. Purchasing an instrument from a department store or a wholesale store is strongly discouraged. Instruments at those stores break more frequently, are not in tune, and will not be repaired by local music stores. If the price sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
If you are interested in having a few beginner lessons this summer, all music stores listed above offer private lessons.
SUPPLY LIST: instrument (selected at the band orientation), folding music stand for home practice, method book for yourinstrument (Essential Elements For Band), specific items for keeping your instrument in good playing condition (reeds, valve oil, slide grease, cleaning cloth, etc.), and a pencil for class.
Flute- instrument, method book and a pencil
Oboe- instrument, 2 soft reeds, method book, and a pencil
Bassoon-instrument rental from school, 2 soft reeds, method book, and a pencil
Clarinet- instrument, method book, 4 - size 2 ½ Vandoren reeds and a pencil
Trumpet/Trombone-instrument, method book, maintenance care kit (valve/slide oil,
slide grease, polishing cloth, etc) and a pencil.
French Horn/ Baritone/Tuba- instrument rental from school, method book,
maintenance care kit (valve/slide oil, slide grease,
polishing cloth etc) and a pencil.
Percussion-instrument (PLK-Percussion Learning Kit includes a snare and a bell set),
drum sticks, mallets, method book, and a pencil.
Have a wonderful summer!! See you in AugustJ!
Michelle Robbins and Garry Wright