Course Materials

Materials Needed for Class

Each student should have the following items in class every day:

  • a sharpened pencil
  • instrument (sticks, mallets)
  • music and folder
  • at least three reeds (clarinets and saxophones) and water bottles (trombones)
  • at least two reeds (oboes and bassoons) and water canisters for soaking

Percussion Accessories

Each percussionist should have the following materials:

  • A pair of general snare sticks (Vic Firth SD-1 General)
  • A pair of general timpani mallets or staccato mallets
  • A pair of rubber xylophone mallets, Musser Blue or Musser Green
  • A pair of yarn mallets, DS 16 or DS 18
  • A stick bag

Method Books Needed for Class

Symphonic Band:

  • Standard of Excellence Book 3 (Green)
  • Foundations for Superior Performance Warm-ups and Technique for Band (Blue)

Concert Band:

  • Standard of Excellence Book 2 (Blue)
  • Standard of Excellence Book 3 (Green)
  • Foundations for Superior Performance Warm-ups and Technique for Band (Blue)

Beginning Band:

  • Standard of Excellence Book 1 (Red)
  • Standard of Excellence Book 2 (Blue)
  • Foundations for Superior Performance Warm-ups and Technique for Band (Blue)

Percussion Ensemble:

  • Alfred’s Drum Method, Complete
  • Standard of Excellence Book 2 (Blue)
  • Standard of Excellence Book 3 (Green)

 

Instrument and Mouthpiece Upgrades – Here are a few available, viable options.

Mouthpieces:

Clarinet                       Van Doren 5 RV Lyre Mouthpiece, DEG barrels, Rovner ligatures

Saxophone                  Selmer C

Trumpet                       Bach 3C or 1 ½ C

French Horn                Schilke 29 or 30

Trombone                    Bach 5G or 4G, Schilke 51 or 51D

Tuba                            Helleberg 120S, Bach 18

Instruments (Intermediate and Professional Models)

Piccolo                        Yamaha YPC62

Flute                            Yamaha 684 H

Clarinet                       Buffet R-13

Oboe                           Loree or Fox 400

Bassoon                       Fox Renard 220 or 222

Saxophone                  Old Selmer Mark VI or Yamaha Custom

Trumpet                       Bach Stradivarius

French Horn                Paxman M20 or Holton 179

Trombone                    Bach 42B, BO, or Edwards

Euphonium                  Yamaha 321-S or Willson

Tuba                            St. Petersburg or Miraphone 191 or 187

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