BEGINNER BAND STUDENTS

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The Beginner Band:
The beginning group is made of all students who are new to instrumental music. Classes are divided by instrument and begin with the very basics of music. We teach you everything you need to know, so there is absolutely no prior experience needed! The Beginning Band will perform a minimum of two concerts a year (Christmas and Spring), but does not compete in contests. 

Required books and materials

  1. All beginners (except percussion)-Accent on Achievement Book 1 for Beginner Band
  2. Black binder 1”, 3 ring binder and pencil
  3. Percussion only – Simple Steps to Successful Beginning Percussion by Kennan Wylie. Model    #SSTSBPW

Metronome/Tuner (choose one listed below)

  1. Tonal Energy Smart Phone App OR
  2. Cherub WMT555C with microphone clip included OR
  3. Korg TM40 plus microphone clip CM100L

APPROVED WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS

FLUTE:

  1. ARMSTRONG 103
  2. YAMAHA 261
  3. GEMEINHARDT 3B

CLARINET:

  1. BUFFET B-10
  2. BUFFET E-11
  3. BUFFET B-12
  4. VITO 7212 PC

MOUTHPIECES:

  1. VANDOREN 5RV LYRE
  2. VANDOREN 2RV LYRE
  3. VANDOREN M13
  4. DEBUT

SAXOPHONE:

  1. YAMAHA YAS-200AD
  2. YAMAHA YAS-23
  3. CANNONBALL AAL

MOUTHPIECES:

  1. SELMER C-STAR
  2. YAMAHA 4C

BRASS APPROVED INSTRUMENTS

TRUMPET:

  1. BACH TR300
  2. YAMAHA YTR200AD
  3. Eastman ETR420
  4. Antigua VOSI

MOUTHPIECES:

  1. BACH 5B
  2. BACH 7C

TROMBONE:

  1. BACH TB300
  2. YAMAHA
  3. KING
  4. EASTMAN ETB310

MOUTHPIECE:​

    1. MOUTHPIECE – BACH 5G SMALL SHANK​

 

WOODWIND NECESSARY ACCESSORIES

FLUTES:

  1. SILK SWAB
  2. TUNING ROD
  3. BO-PEP THUMB GUIDE

OBOES AND BASSOONS:

  1. SILK SWAB (SPECIFIC TO OBOE OR BASSOON)
  2. REED CASE (MUST HOLD AT LEAST THREE REEDS). YOU MAY PURCHASE THIS AT BOCAL MAJORITY OR N-TUNE MUSIC AND SOUND.
  3. LEAK-PROOF WATER SOAKING CUP (YOU MAY ALSO USE AN EMPTY PILL BOTTLE). 
  4. THREE FUNCTIONING REEDS. STUDENTS MAY PURCHASE REEDS FROM BOCAL MAJORITY OR FROM OBOE/BASSOON TEACHER.

CLARINETS:

  1. SILK SWAB (SPECIFIC TO CLARINET)
  2. SIZE 3 VANDOREN REEDS (IN A BLUE BOX). STUDENTS MUST HAVE 3 FUNCTIONING REEDS AT ALL TIMES. 
  3. CORK GREASE
  4. BG FLEX SERIES NECK STRAP

SAXOPHONES:

  1. NUMBER 3 VANDOREN REEDS (IN A BLUE BOX). STUDENTS MUST HAVE 3 FUNCTIONING REEDS AT ALL TIMES.
  2. NECK STRAP
  3. SILK SWAB (SPECIFIC TO ALTO SAXOPHONE)
  4. CORK GREASE

BRASS NECESSARY ACCESSORIES

TRUMPETS:

  1. ​VALVE OIL (PREFERABLY BLUE JUICE
  2. TUNING SLIDE GREASE

FRENCH HORNS:

  1. MOUTHPIECE – YAMAHA 30C4
  2. ROTARY VALVE OIL
  3. TUNING SLIDE GREASE

TROMBONE:​

  1. SLIDE-O-MIX SOLUTION
  2. TUNING SLIDE GREASE

BARITONE/EUPHONIUM:

  1. MOUTHPIECE – BACH 5G SMALL SHANK
  2. VALVE OIL (PREFERABLY BLUE JUICE
  3. TUNING SLIDE GREASE

TUBA:

  1. MOUTHPIECE – CONN HELLEBURG OR EQUIVALENT
  2. VALVE OIL (PREFERABLY BLUE JUICE
  3. TUNING SLIDE GREASE

PERCUSSION NECESSARY EQUIPMENT

  1. PAD: VIC FIRTH 12” Heavy Hitter Stock Practice Pad. Model # HHPST
  2. Stick Pack: Innovative Percussion Fundamental Intermediate Stick & Mallet Pack. Model #FP-2 OR
  3. Stick Pack: Vic Firth Intermediate Education Stick & Mallet Pack. Model #EP-2
  4. Simple Steps to Successful Beginning Percussion by Kennan Wylie. Model #SSTSBPW