Beginner Band Information

Band Parents,

Here is some information regarding our required list of supplies as well as models of instruments required.  Not all instruments are created with the same quality of materials and craftsmanship as well as endurance for young band students so please be sure to get an instrument from this list.

There will be an instrument drive on August 11th, where Collins Music will be at Sweeny Junior High. If you choose to purchase your instrument from another source, please be sure to get an instrument from this list below.  There are different plans available for parents who choose “rent to own” or purchase without a rental plan.

All students must have an instrument secured by Monday, August 29, 2017. Those who do not have an instrument secured by then could be dropped from band.  If you are in need financial assistance, or if you have any other questions, please contact one of the directors for more information.

*** All students will need a wire music stand from the music store for home practice. ***

Band books and Band spirit shirts will be purchased from the school, in band class.


Flute

  • Instrument:
    • Yamaha YFL281S or YFL481, Gemeinhardt or Jupiter
  • Flute Cleaning Swab
  • Tuning Rod
  • Polishing Cloth


Clarinet

  • Instrument:
    • Buffet E11 or E10
    • Normandy
    • Selmer CL211
    • Yamaha YCL20
  • Fobes Debut Mouthpiece
  • Mouthpiece cap
  • Rovner DARK Ligature
  • Box of Vandoren Reeds (Size 3)
  • Cotton or Silk Cleaning Swab
  • Reed Case (holds 4 reeds)
  • Cork Grease

    Alto Saxophone

  • Instrument:
    • Yamaha YAS-23
    • Bundy
    • Jupiter: Capital or Carnegie
  • Selmer C* (C-star) Mouthpiece
  • Rovner DARK Ligature
  • Box of Vandoren Reeds (Size 3)
  • Reed Case (holds 4 reeds)
  • Neck strap
  • Pad Saver
  • Silk Saxophone Swab
  • Cork Grease

    Trumpet

  • Instrument:
    • Bach TR300, TR200S or Prelude
    • Yamaha YTR2310
    • King 601W
  • Bach 5B Mouthpiece
  • Tuning Slide Grease
  • Mouthpiece Brush
  • Cleaning Snake & Cloth
  • Valve oil
  • BERP

    French Horn

  • Instrument
    • School provided ($50/year)
  • Holton Farkas MDC Mouthpiece
  • Yamaha Rotor spindle oil
  • Valve Oil
  • Tuning Slide Grease
  • Polishing Cloth
  • BERP

    Trombone

  • Valve Oil
  • Tuning Slide Grease
  • Mouthpiece:
    • Conn-Helleburg mouthpiece OR
    •  24 AW
  • Mouthpiece Brush
  • Cleaning Snake & Cloth
  • BERP

Baritone

  • Instrument
    • School provided ($50/year)
  • Bach 5GS small shank mouthpiece ONLY
  • Valve Oil
  • Tuning Slide Grease
  • Mouthpiece Brush
  • BERP

    Percussion
    • Percussion kit w/bells
      • Practice Pad
      • Vic Firth SD1
      • Bell Mallets
      • Metronome w/power button