Students will need the following materials for instrumental lessons:
Essential Elements for Band Book 1: With Essential Elements Interactive (same book as 2020)
A Music Stand for at home practice
- Rental instrument & listed accessories below
- Band Mask (provided by school)
Flute: Cleaning rod & cloth
Clarinet: A box of ‘2’ reeds, cork grease, cleaning swab
Alto Saxophone: A box of ‘2’ reeds, cork grease, cleaning swab
Trumpet: Valve oil, a mouthpiece & mouthpiece brush, a soft cloth
Trombone: Slide grease, spray bottle, a mouthpiece & mouthpiece brush, a soft cloth
Baritone: Valve oil, a mouthpiece & mouthpiece brush, a soft cloth
Percussion: Snare drum pad, 2B or 2S sticks, Snare drum pad stand, Bell kit. Purchase an entire ‘drum kit.’ Pick a case that is easy to roll around!
I recommend renting an instrument for the first few years of playing! (With the exception of percussion’s equipment). Please be wary of new instruments from Ebay, Target or Walmart- most are poorly made and will break easily. In order for your child to succeed they will need to play on a reliable instrument. If there are any financial problems we can work together to establish school assistance; each student should have the opportunity to play and learn!
We will start lessons on Monday, September 27th.
Band will start the following week on Tuesday, October 5th.