MATERIALS RECOMMENDED (ALL STUDENTS, ALL GRADE LEVELS):
The program provides students with all music and books needed. This year, we are asking each student to keep a music binder with which they will put their music in. Students are responsible for bringing all materials needed to perform everyday to class.
Below is a list of materials recommended for each specific family of instruments. Most things can be purchased at a local music store such as Rowland Music, Sam Ash and Nick Rail Music. Or you can buy them online!
ALL BAND STUDENTS:
-It is strongly recommended that every student has a 3 ringed binder with 15 or more sheet protectors.
-Korg tuner/metronome TM-50 (black colored) or another brand is fine.
-Korg pick-up mic is recommended to hook onto your instrument (This will aid in playing in tune and on time.)
Plastic or Wood Swab Stick
Reeds (2 or more) free of chips
Mouthpiece (Recommended: Vandoren M15 or M13 Series)
Ligature (Recommended: Bonade)
Beginner- Vandoren size 2-2.5
Intermediate/Advanced- Vandoren 3-3.5
Box of reeds Vandoren brand or La Voz 2-3.5
Mouthpiece (Recommended: Vandoren B44)
Ligature (Recommended: Rovner)
Reeds (2 or more) free of chips
Box of reeds Vandoren brand 2-3.5
Mouthpiece (Recommended: Alto- Selmer C*, Tenor- Selmer D*, Bari- Selmer C*) or Yamaha 4C
Ligature (Recommended: Selmer Metal)
BRASS PLAYERS: (trumpet, french horn, baritone/euphonium, trombone, tuba)
Valve Oil (put your name on it)
Tuning Slide Grease
Trombotine (TROMBONES ONLY)
Cloth for cleaning instrument
(Recommended: Trumpet- Bach 7c, French Horn Schilke 31C2, Tromb/Bartitone- Bach 6 1/2 AL, Tuba- Bach 18)
Please see Ms. W for a flyer regarding percussion items
1. Concert Drum Sticks (Recommended: Innovative Percussion IPLD)
2. Yarn marimba mallets (Recommended: Innovative Percussion IP RS251)
3. Stick Bag- Innovative Percussion Style SB-3 or any similar brand
4. Korg TM-40 metronome (blue colored or silver)
5. 8” practice pad (Remo)
If a student or parents has a situation which does not allow for the purchase of items which are used in band, please notify Ms. Willmering to see what she can do to help.
INSTRUMENTS & PURCHASES
South Pointe owns a number of instruments for students to borrow, especially the larger more rare ones. Students are allowed to borrow them, and will be issued an instrument providing that they take GREAT care of it. Please talk to your child about the responsibilities of borrowing an instrument.
For students wishing to excel, the quality of their instrument (including their mouthpiece) is very important. Please contact us, (the music staff at SPMS) when you are looking to upgrade your instrument, as we can be a valuable resource. Once a child chooses an instrument, purchasing a high quality instrument is beneficial.
We do not charge a rental fee for the use of our instruments in hopes that you use that money saved to give your child private lessons and will be able to make a donation to our program so that we can maintain a high quality musical experience.
INSTRUMENT & MOUTHPIECE UPGRADES:
Clarinet Van Doren M15 13 Series, DEG Barrel, Bonade ligature
Bass Clarinet Van Doren B44
Alto Saxophone Selmer C* Mouthpiece, Selmer metal ligature
Tenor Saxophone Selmer D* Mouthpiece, Selmer metal ligature
Baritone Saxophone Selmer C * Mouthpiece, Selmer metal ligature
Trumpet Bach 7C, then Bach 5C
French Horn Schilke 31C2
Trombone/Baritone Bach 6 ½ AL
Tuba Bach 18
Instruments: When buying a new instrument, talk to Ms. W or one of the music coaches!!!
Piccolo Yamaha YPC62 or Powell brand
Flute Yamaha 684 H, Muramatsu or Powell brand
Clarinet Buffet R-13
Bass Clarinet Selmer wood
Oboe Loree or Fox 400
Bassoon Fox Renard 220 or 240
Saxophone Old Selmer Mark VI or new Yamaha Custom
Trumpet Bach Stradivarius, Yamha Xeno
French Horn Conn 8D
Trombone Bach Stradivarius 42BO
Baritone Yamaha YEP 642
Tuba Talk to Gabe Sears (the tuba coach)
Percussion So many things.. talk with Ms. Willmering or the Music Coaches... check out www.steveweissmusic.com