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Instrumental Music Accessories List:

 

All students will be using the either Standard of Excellence book 1 method book for band, or the Essential Elements book 1 method book for orchestra. There is a specific version for each instrument. Wire music stands are also recommended for at home practice and sometimes class. All students should also carry a pencil with eraser at all times either in their case or with their music supplies. Other accessories are listed below by the particular instrument.

               

Orchestra:

  • Essential Elements for Strings - book 1 method book.

 

Band:

  • Standard of Excellence - book 1 method book.

 

 


Additional Accessories
(by instrument)

Flute
 
• Cleaning rod, (if not included) small cleaning cloth
• Method book (Standard of Excellence Book 1)
Recommended: music stand (folding)
Optional: soft polishing or cotton cloth
Clarinet
 

• At least 4 size #2 (Rico brand)
• Clarinet swab (cloth preferred over felt)
• Method book (Standard of Excellence Book 1)
Recommended: music stand (folding)
Optional: cork grease

Alto Sax   • At least 4 size #2 (Rico brand)
• Neckstrap
• Method book (Standard of Excellence Book 1)
Recommended: music stand (folding)
Trumpet/Baritone
 
• Valve oil
• Method book (Standard of Excellence Book 1)
• Recommended: music stand (folding)
• Optional: Cleaning snake, soft cloth
Trombone
 
• Slide Oil - Yamaha Slide Lubricant preferred
• Method book (Standard of Excellence Book 1)
• Recommended: music stand (folding), cleaning rod or snake
Optional: Cleaning snake, soft cloth
Violin/Viola/Cello  

• Rosin, soft cloth, fine tuners (for steel strings
• Shoulder rest or pad for violins/violas (if pad, Zaret Shoulder Rest                                                                            preferred -correct size)
• Method book (Essential Elements Book 1)
Recommended: music stand (folding)
Recommended: Extra E string for violins, extra A string for Violas
Recommended: Cello stop

 

Notes:
• Soft cloths may be a small square cut from an old t-shirt.
• Reed students should always keep at least 2-3 good reeds in their case at all times. If there is only one left more reeds should be acquired before the next class.