INSTRUMENT SUPPLIES

Most instruments will come with some supplies depending on the rental or purchase location, but will not come with all required supplies. It is extremely important that you have the following materials for your instrument to play it or to keep it in good shape. The best place for these supplies is a nearby music store like All County Music, Music Tech Studios or Sam Ash Music. These can also be purchased online. When purchasing online, please email me the link to the item for approval to make sure you are getting the correct item.

All band instrumentsTuner Device or App - Bandmate Chromatic Tuner (for Apple IOS and Android)

                                                                      or Tuner & Metronome (for most phones)

                                                                      or any Tuning Device 

                                                                             Not required, but highly recommended:

                                                                                                        Tuning Pickup (to tune only your instrument when tuning)

 

WOODWIND SUPPLIES

All cases and bag must be labeled and EASILY identifiable!

 

Flute: Instrument swab, polishing cloth. 

 

Oboe: Instrument swab, polishing cloth, Medium oboe reed. Marlin Lesher is the preferred brand for oboe reeds, but Jones is acceptable for beginners.

      *It is very important that the student is extremely careful with the tip of the reed as it is prone to breakage.

Bassoon: Instrument swab, polishing cloth, Medium bassoon reed. Marlin Lesher is the preferred brand for bassoon reeds, but Jones is acceptable for beginners.

      *It is very important that the student is extremely careful with the tip of the reed as it is prone to breakage.

Clarinet: Instrument swab, polishing cloth, 2.5 Bb Clarinet Reeds (Vandoren brand is best, but Rico is fine for beginners). Students should move to size 3 after first year of playing. Clarinet cleaning swab, polishing cloth, cleaning brushes. Do not use oil on woodwind instruments. Leave that for the maintenance professionals at the store.

      *It is very important that the student is extremely careful with the tip of the reed as it is prone to breakage.

      **A plastic reed is highly recommended since it doesn't break and can last years. Legere makes the best plastic reeds. 

Bass Clarinet: Instrument swab, polishing cloth, 2.5 Bb Bass Clarinet Reeds (Vandoren brand is best, but Rico is fine for beginners).

      *It is very important that the student is extremely careful with the tip of the reed as it is prone to breakage.

      **A plastic reed is highly recommended since it doesn't break and can last years. Legere makes the best plastic reeds. 

Alto Saxophone: Instrument swab, polishing cloth, 2.5 Eb Alto Sax Reeds (Vandoren brand is best, but Rico is fine for beginners). Students should move to size 3 after first year of playing.

      *It is very important that the student is extremely careful with the tip of the reed as it is prone to breakage.

      **A plastic reed is highly recommended since it doesn't break and can last years. Legere makes the best plastic reeds. 

Tenor Saxophone: Instrument swab, polishing cloth, 2.5 Bb Tenor Sax Reeds (Vandoren brand is best, but Rico is fine for beginners).

      *It is very important that the student is extremely careful with the tip of the reed as it is prone to breakage.

      **A plastic reed is highly recommended since it doesn't break and can last years. Legere makes the best plastic reeds. 

Bari Saxophone: Instrument swab, polishing cloth, 2.5 Eb Bari Sax Reeds (Vandoren brand is best, but Rico is fine for beginners)

      *It is very important that the student is extremely careful with the tip of the reed as it is prone to breakage.

      **A plastic reed is highly recommended since it doesn't break and can last years. Legere makes the best plastic reeds. 

BRASS SUPPLIES

All cases and bag must be labeled and EASILY identifiable!

All brass instruments should come with at least one mouthpiece.

The ones listed below are recommended for easier playing on the instrument:

 

Trumpet: Recommended mouthpiece brands/sizes: Bach 7C (beginners), Bach 3C (intermediate), Shilke 14A4A (advanced). Valve oil, polishing cloth, cleaning brushes

F Horn: Recommended mouthpiece brands/types: Bach 11, Yamaha 30C4, Holton Farkas Mouthpiece, rotary oil, polishing cloth, cleaning brushes

Mellophone (Beginner Horn students only): Horn mouthpiece and adapter provided. Valve oil, polishing cloth, cleaning brushes. 

Trombone: 6 ½ AL, or 12C Mouthpiece (Bach is the best brand) Slide cream, polishing cloth, cleaning brushes

 

Baritone/Euphonium: 6 ½ AL mouthpiece (small shank) (Bach is the best brand), valve oil, polishing cloth, cleaning brushes. 

Tuba: Bach Tuba/Sousaphone Mouthpiece 24AW or Conn Helleberg 7B Series Tuba Mouthpiece, valve oil, polishing cloth, cleaning brushes

PERCUSSION SUPPLIES

All Percussionists

 

          School Percussion Maintenance Fee (paid to school) ($40 per semester) 

            Paid at Franklin Payments under "Events/Activities." or via check or money order

          Meinl Stick Bag (for safe keeping in class and travel) ($19.99)

Keyboard Percussionists (Bells, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Chimes):

          Timber Polymer Bell/Xylophone Mallets ($9.99)

           If student does not own piano or keyboard at home: Casio Mini Piano for home recordings

                     Any mini piano will do, it doesn't have to be this brand.

Drum Percussionists (Snare, Toms, Bass, Timpani):

           Vic Firth SD1 Drum Sticks ($8.50)

           Remo Drum Pad (for at-home practice/recordings) ($17.05)

All cases and bag must be labeled and EASILY identifiable!

All sticks/mallets must be WRAPPED with personal color/design choice for easy identification!

Check out this video for how to WRAP your mallets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jYbzJ8CtzE