Required materials

ALL BAND STUDENTS

-Standard of Excellence Book 1 (Red Book)…for 1st year students

-Note book (To write practice journals)

-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)

FLUTES:
Cloth (To clean inside)
Plastic or Wood Swab Stick

OBOES:
Reeds (2 or more) free of chips
Special Swab (To clean inside)
Cork grease

CLARINETS:
Special Swab (To clean inside)
Cork grease
REEDS:
– Beginner- Vandoren size 2-2.5
– Intermediate/Advanced- Vandoren 3-3.5
Mouthpiece (Recommended: XXX)
Ligature (Recommended: XXX)

BASS CLARINETS:
Special Swab (To clean inside)
Cork grease
REEDS:
– Beginner- Vandoren size 2-2.5
– Intermediate/Advanced- Vandoren 3-3.5
Mouthpiece (Recommended: XXX)
Ligature (Recommended: XXX)

BASSOONS:
Reeds (2 or more) free of chips
Seat strap
Dental floss

SAXOPHONES:
Special Swab (To clean inside)
Cork Grease
REEDS:
– Beginner- Vandoren size 2-2.5
– Intermediate/Advanced- Vandoren 3-3.5
Mouthpiece (Recommended: Alto-XXX, Tenor- XXX , Bari- XXX) or Yamaha 4C
Ligature (Recommended: XXX)

BRASS PLAYERS: (trumpet, french horn, baritone/euphonium, trombone, tuba)
Valve Oil (put your name on it)
Tuning Slide Grease
Cloth for cleaning instrument (outside)
Mouthpiece
(Recommended: Trumpet- XXX, French Horn XXX, Trombone/Euphonium- Bach XXX, Tuba- XXX)

PERCUSSION:
Please see Mr. Greening regarding percussion items
1. Concert Drum Sticks (Recommended: XXX)
2.  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 Mr. Greening to see what he can do to help.

INSTRUMENTS & PURCHASES
Mount Carmel School owns several working instruments for students to borrow.  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 Mr. Greening 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:
Mouthpieces:
Clarinet                       Vandoren B40
Bass Clarinet                Vandoren 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/Euphonium       Bach 6 ½ AL
Tuba                            Bach 18

Instruments: When buying a new instrument, please talk to Mr. Greening first.