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Middle School Accessories Needed for Band

ALL BAND STUDENTS NEED:

  1. An instrument in good playing condition
  2. 3-Ring binder
  3. Standard of Excellence Book
    1. 6th grade-book 1
    2. 7th grade book 2
    3. 8th grade book 3
  4. Pencil
  5. A folding music stand to hold music while practicing at home

ALL BRASS STUDENTS NEED:

  1. Valve oil for valved instruments: trumpets, baritones, tubas, French horn (rotor oil)
  2. “Super Slick” slide cream with water bottle (mist), piece of soft cotton cloth for cleaning slide for trombone
  3. Mouthpiece brush – all brass instruments
  4. Slide grease (for tuning slides) – all brass instruments
  5. Flexible cleaning brush

ALL WOODWIND STUDENTS NEED:

  1. Flute – cleaning rod, small lint free rag, or swab
  2. Clarinet – cork grease, swab, Mitchell Lurie reeds-strength  2 ½  – 3 (at least three playable reeds at all times), Rovner ligature
  3. Saxophones – (grade 7-8) cleaning swab, Rico Royal reeds-strength 3 – 3 ½ (at least three playable reeds at all times, a C-star mouthpiece is recommended but not required)
  4. All double reed players will receive specific information for instrument needs after being selected 

Percussion students will be contacted by Mr. Arana concerning instrument needs.

***Some 8th grade band students will also need a flip folder and music lyre. We will let those students know when we begin our marching band unit***