Method Books

           

Every student enrolled in the instrumental music program need to have a method book. 

 

            6th Band                         Essential Elements 2000 Bk. 1

            7th Band                         Essential Elements 2000 Bk. 1 or 2 (depending on if student has successfully passed book 1)

            8th Band                         To Be Announced in Lessons.

            6-8th Orchestra               Essential Elements 2000 Bk. 1

            6-8th Percussion             Drum Class Method by Alan Heim Bk.1/2

 

 

 

Materials

Flute

Pencils, Small Soft Cloth, nametag

Oboe / Bassoon

Pencils, Cleaning Swab, Cork Grease, 35mm film container and lid, at least 2 Good Reeds, Reed Case (an altoid tin will work well), nametag

Clarinet / Bass Clarinet

Pencils, Cork Grease, Cleaning Swab or Pad Saver, at least 4 Good Reeds (#2½ or higher), Mouthpiece Guard, Reed Storage Case, nametag, Mitchell Lurie Reeds preferred, no Rico reeds please.

Alto / Tenor / Baritone Saxophones

Pencils, Cork Grease, Cleaning Swab or Pad Saver, at least 4 Good Reeds (#2½ or higher), Mouthpiece Guard, Reed Storage Case, Neck Strap, nametag, Vandoren Reeds preferred, no Rico reeds please.

Trumpet

Pencils, Valve Oil, Tuning Slide Grease, Cleaning Kit, Bach 7c or lower Mouthpiece (or other brand equivalent) , nametag

French Horn

Pencils, Rotary Valve Oil, Tuning Slide Grease, Cleaning Kit, nametag

Trombone

Pencils, Slide Cream, Spray Bottle, Tuning Slide Grease, Cleaning Kit, nametag

Baritone / Euphonium / Tuba

Pencils, Valve Oil, Tuning Slide Grease, Cleaning Kit, nametag

Percussion

Pencils, 1 Pair of Vic Firth SD1 Generals, Practice Pad and Stand, Beginner bell set, bell mallets, full name or initials need to be clearly labeled on all sticks and equipment.  Nylon tip sticks are not allowed.

Violin / Viola

Pencils, Correct Sized Instrument, Electronic Tuner, Rosin, Fine tuner on each string, Good Shoulder rest (Get the kind that clamp on), an extra SET of strings, Soft Cleaning Cloth, nametag

Cello / Bass 

Pencils, Correct Sized Instrument, Electronic Tuner, Rosin, Fine tuner on each string, an extra SET of strings, Floor Stop, Soft Cleaning Cloth, nametag