This year in Band everyone will need:
3 ring binder (1" or 1.5")
Pack of dividers for the binder (at least 5)
Page protectors (optional but recommended)
Please bring back your binder from year to year--this is our textbook! Do not throw away the resources!
Reed players will need to bring:
2 NEW reeds in the package, marked with your name in Sharpie. I will keep them at school for days you need to borrow an instrument.
Box of reeds for daily use. Recommended: Strength: 2.5 (or above if private teacher recommends.) Vandoren blue box, Vandoren V12, Vandoren 56 Rue LePic, Vandoren 21. Vandoren Jazz reeds ONLY FOR JAZZ BAND. (Do not use in Concert Band.)
NOT recommended: Vandoren Juno (white/red). These are beginner reeds and do not meet our needs.
NOT recommended: see me regarding other brands. Being a reed player, I am particular, and you get what you pay for. Cheaper reeds will wear out faster, sound buzzy, and play out of tune.
Reed players need: reed holder that holds at least 4 reeds.
Woodwind players need: cleaning cloth/swab.
Brass players need: cleaning kit, valve oil, slide grease.
Percussion players will need:
Snare sticks with your name on them
Recommended: (start your collection)
personal stick bag (small/medium size) (usually about $15-25)
yarn mallets for xylo/vibes/marimba/cymbal
general timpani mallets
bell mallets (hard plastic)
brushes if set player
Here's an example of a good starter set, however you can start buying pieces separately and assemble it as you can.
Percussion players will NOT be bringing their snare drums to 7th and 8th grade band. At this level, they will learn to play all the instruments including Xylophone, Marimba, Vibraphone, Chimes, Bells, Timpani, Bass drum, Tom toms, etc. We need the room for all these instruments, and they may use school snare drums at school.