Middle School Band

Classroom Wish List

We are thankful for the support of our incredible Band Boosters! Our booster based fundraisers help with bigger needs (large instrument purchases and repairs, transportation assistance, hiring additional instruction, etc.). However, we are thankful to our parents for their support of our everyday classroom needs such as a steady supply of Kleenex, pencils, and small prizes such as candy for classroom incentives. Click below to access our middle school band's classroom wish list for ease of shopping! 

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Student Supply List: Class Materials 

The following is a list of general class materials for students. Please contact Ms. Johnson or Ms. Kaplan should your student need a replacement mouthpiece or in the event of a new instrument purchase for recommended brands and models. 

 

  • Assigned Band Instrument
  • Instrument Specific Equipment 
    • Clarinet/Saxophone/Oboe/Bassoon: required to have at least 3 working reeds at all times
    • Brass Instruments: valve/slide oil in case
    • Baritone/Tuba: mouthpiece that travels between home and school each day
  • 1 inch Three-Ring Binder with 15-20 plastic sheet protectors 
  • Pencil and Pencil pouch to hold extra reeds, low brass mouthpieces, etc. 


Vandoren brand reeds can be purchased at the Music and Arts Center in the Arboretum Shopping Center. Reed strengths may vary based on the individual student, but please purchase reeds using the general guide below.

 

CLARINET
Vandoren size 2  (6th Grade)
Vandoren size 2 1/2 (7th Grade)
Vandoren size 3  (8th Grade)

BASS CLARINET/TENOR SAXOPHONE
Vandoren size 2 1/2 (7th Grade)
Vandoren size 3 (8th Grade)

ALTO SAXOPHONE
Vandoren size 2 1/2 (6th Grade)
Vandoren size 3 (7th Grade)
Vandoren size 3 1/2 (8th Grade)

BARITONE SAX
Vandoren size 2