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 online are on Amazon.com, WWBW.com or from a music store. When purchasing online, please always email links to me before purchasing so that I can check to make sure you have the correct item chosen. The music stores close to the school are All County Music, Music Tech Studios, and Sam Ash Music. 

All woodwind and brass instruments

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

                                 or Tuner & Metronome (for most phones)

                                 or any Tuning Device

Band PPE

[Updated August 2021]

WOODWIND SUPPLIES

All cases and/or bags must be labeled with colored PAINT MARKER with [initials-serial number]

For example, for John Smith with a serial number of MK019783, the label should read "JS-MK019783"

 

Flute:

Instrument swab, plastic cleaning rod, polishing cloth.

(Do not use metal cleaning rods as they damage the inside of your instrument)

 

Oboe:

Reed: Jones or Marlin Lesher[Medium Soft for beginners, Medium for year 2+]

Supplies: Instrument swab, polishing cloth, reed.

Bassoon:

Reed: Jones or Marlin Lesher [Medium Soft for beginners, Medium for year 2+]

Supplies: Instrument swab, polishing cloth.


Clarinet, Bass Clarinet: 

Reed: Size 2.5 for Year 1, Size 3 for Year 2, and Size 3.5 for Year 3+

Wood reeds should be Vandoren, but Rico is fine. Plastic reeds should be Legere brand.

Supplies: Instrument swab, polishing cloth.

Alto Sax, Tenor Sax: 

Reed: Size 2.5 for Year 1, Size 3 for Year 2, and Size 3.5 for Year 3+

Wood reeds should be Vandoren, but Rico is fine. Plastic reeds should be Legere brand.

Supplies: Instrument swab, polishing cloth.

For Bari Sax, the Size 3 Legere reed is recommended.

Only Intermediate and Advanced students will play the Bari Sax.

BRASS SUPPLIES

All cases and/or bags must be labeled with colored PAINT MARKER with [initials-serial number]

For example, for John Smith with a serial number of MK019783, the label should read "JS-MK019783"

All brass instruments should come with at least one mouthpiece.

The ones listed below are recommendations:

 

Trumpet

Mouthpiece - Bach 7C, Bach Megatone 3C

Supplies - valve oil, polishing cloth, cleaning brushes. 

F Horn

Mouthpiece - Holton Farkas, Bach 11, Yamaha 30C4,

Supplies - rotary oil, polishing cloth, cleaning brushes. 

Mellophone: (Beginner Horn students only)

Holton Farkas mouthpiece with adapter 

Supplies - valve oil, polishing cloth, cleaning brushes. 

Trombone: 

Mouthpiece - Bach 6½ AL, or 12C

Supplies - Slide cream, polishing cloth, cleaning brushes. 

 

Euphonium:

Beginner Mouthpiece - Glory, Blessing (shank size must match instrument)

Advanced Mouthpiece - Bach 6½AL, Dennis Wick (shank size must match instrument)

Supplies - valve oil, polishing cloth, cleaning brushes. 

Tuba:

Beginner Mouthpieces - Eastrock (size 22), Glory, or Blessing

Advanced Mouthpieces - Bach 24AW, Bach Megatone, Conn Helleberg 7B, Marcinkiewicz,

Supplies - valve oil, polishing cloth, cleaning brushes. Rotary tubas need rotary oil and linkage oil.

PERCUSSION SUPPLIES

All cases and/or bags must be labeled with colored PAINT MARKER with [initials-serial number]

For example, for John Smith with a serial number of MK019783, the label should read "JS-MK019783"

Timber Polymer Bell/Xylophone Mallets ($9.99)

Vic Firth SD1 Drum Sticks ($8.50)

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