2018-19 Approved Instrument List:

 

We are lucky to be enjoying band at a time when there are more good quality instrument brands at reasonable prices than any time in history. Unfortunately there are also more instruments that are made of thin, not repairable materials than ever. Many of the “internet” type brands do not have parts available- many of these instruments are one time use instruments and cannot be repaired. At best these instruments are not tunable and simply will not play consistently. We want your child to be successful, and to have a chance they need a good used or new instrument that will set them up for success.

There are good used instruments that cost no more than the internet instruments.  

 

Please have a band director check an instrument not on this list before you buy it.

 

 All Students will Need a band book, this year we are using:  "Accent on Achievement" Book One   

 

Below is a partial list of recommended brands (we can’t possibly list them all) that we have tried and can be repaired and had many students be very successful using in the past.

 

Flute

                Yamaha

                Jupiter

                Orion

                Powell

                Sonare

        For other brands please ask a Director

        Supplies: Cleaning cloth, tuning rod, small mirror

 

Clarinet

                Buffet

                Yamaha

                LeBlanc

                Orion

                Cannonball

Mouthpiece:

               Vandoren V5 or

               Rico Reserve

             Supplies: Cleaning swab & Vandoren #3 or harder reeds

 

Saxophone

            Cannonball

            E. Maurint

           Yamaha

            Selmer Paris

           Buffet

           Jupiter

           Orion

Mouthpiece:

                E. Rousseau New Classic NC4 or

                Vandoren Optimum 4 

                for jazz band marching -JODY Jazz- Jett 6

           Supplies: Cleaning cloth, Vandoren #3 or higher reeds

 

Trumpet / Cornet

                Yamaha

                Jupiter

                Bach

                Schilke

                Orion

                Getzen

                Conn

                King

                Holton

Mouthpiece :

                Bach 7C 

          Supplies: Cleaning cloth, Valve oil. Tuning slide grease

 

Trombone

                Jupiter

                King

                Orion

                Bach

                Yamaha

                Conn

                Holton

                Getzen

Mouthpiece:

                 Bach 6 ½ AL (small shank)

            Supplies: Trombone slide grease,Cleaning cloth,

Spray water/ mister

 

Percussion kits Percussion- 

Stick Bag with sticks and mallets. 

practice pad with stand

                  Orion                  

                  Mapex

                  Yamaha

                  Pearl

                  Ludwig

                 Adams

 

French Horn (School Rental)

                Mouthpiece:

                      Schilke 30

                      Yamaha 30C4

                       Holton Farkas  or

                       Bach 36b

 

                Supplies: Brass cleaning cloth, Rotary Valve Oil

Baritone / Euphonium (School Rental)

                Mouthpiece

                                 Bach 6 ½ AL (small shank) or

                                 Schilke 51D

                                 

                Supplies: Brass cleaning cloth, Valve oil

Tuba (School Rental)

                Mouthpiece

                          Conn Helleberg,                         

                          Perantucci Model PT-44 or

                          Bach 24AW

                Supplies: Brass cleaning cloth, Valve oil