It is very important that your child has an instrument that is of good quality and in good repair in order to be successful in band. This sheet will help guide you in obtaining an instrument that will be right for your child. These instruments can be rented from the school for $60 per school year ($60 in August and $60 in January). The other instruments can be obtained from a music store with various options for rental and/or purchase options. The rental fee depends on whether the instrument is new or used and the value of the instrument. Typically, rent-to-own prices will range from $30.00 to $60.00 a month.
Please speak to a band director before you rent or purchase an instrument not on this list.
RECOMMENDED BRANDS AND MODELS
FLUTE - Open hole model Yamaha (YFL-282) (Old model YFL-281)
Tuning/Cleaning rod, Silk or Cloth Swab, (Key Oil Not Recommended)
CLARINET - Buffet Crampon E-11 (WOOD CLARINETS ONLY – MADE IN GERMANY ONLY – NO FRANCE)
Mouthpiece: Vandoren 5RV Lyre (REQUIRED)
Ligature: Bonade Inverted
Reeds: Vandoren V12 Size 2 ½ (Silver Box)
Cleaning Swab, and Cork Grease.
ALTO SAX - Yamaha YAS-26 (Old model YAS-23)
Mouthpiece: Vandoren Optimum AL3 (REQUIRED)
Reeds: Vandoren 2 ½ reeds (Blue Box)
TRUMPET - Yamaha YTR-2330
Mouthpiece: Bach 7C or 5C
Ultra Pure Valve oil, tuning slide grease, snake brush, and mouthpiece brush
TROMBONE - Yamaha (YSL-354) or Yamaha (YSL 448G), all with F attachment (RECOMMENDED)
Mouthpiece: Bach 6 ½ AL
Trombotine slide cream is needed. Tuning slide grease & small water spray bottle,
Cleaning snake, and mouthpiece brush
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR SCHOOL OWNED INSTRUMENTS:
OBOE- Reeds purchased from band directors for $10, silk or feather swab
BASSOON- Reeds purchased from band directors for $10, silk swab
FRENCH HORN- Holton Farkas MC Mouthpiece, rotor oil, and tuning slide grease, mouthpiece brush
BARITONE- Schilke 51D small shank mouthpiece with pouch, Ultra Pure valve oil, tuning slide grease, mouthpiece brush
TUBA- Conn Helleberg 120S Silver, Mouthpiece with pouch, Ultra Pure valve oil, tuning slide grease, mouthpiece brush
*Some mouthpieces can be purchased on Amazon.com.
Limited number of school owned instruments include: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, and Trombone.
All Students Need:
1) Tonal Energy App ($3.99) for Apple and Android devices
2) 2 Pencils with pouch to fit into binder
3) 2 boxes of tissues
4) Music Stand for home practice.
*FOR CONCERTS: White Tuxedo Shirt with black bow tie, black slacks or skirt, black socks, and black shoes.