1st YEAR Required Materials

____1. INSTRUMENT (with your name on the instrument case—very important!)
 
____2. MUSIC BOOK: Check that the book is correct before putting your name on it!
       
·        VIOLIN, VIOLA or CELLO:      Spotlight on Strings
·        ALL OTHER INSTRUMENTS:     Traditions of Excellence       
_____3. FOLDING MUSIC STAND---Make sure your name is on each piece of your  
.                 stand before you bring it to school (or another student could take it by mistake!)
 
_____4. HIGHLIGHTER (Any color)
 
_____5. ACCESSORIES:It is not necessary to buy a cleaning kit, but do get the following:
 
  • Violin/Viola: a. rosin; b. a fine tuner for each string; c. cloth to clean; d. shoulder rest or pad.  
 
  • Cello:  a. rosin; b. one fine tuner for each string; c. cloth; d. rock stop or rubber-tip endpin.
 
  • Flute:  a. handkerchief or cotton cloth for cleaning (about 4”  to  6” square); b. cleaning rod.
 
  • Clarinet / Saxophone:     
     a. at least six reeds to start (#2 strength);  b. cork grease; c. cleaning swab.            
 
  • Trumpet: a. 7C mouthpiece; b. valve oil; c. optional: lip balm for cold weather          
 
  • Trombone / Baritone: a. 12C mouthpiece; b. slide cream or oil; c. optional: lip balm
 
  • Percussion: a. sticks--Vic Firth SD1 or size 5B sticks are preferred; b. rubber practice pad;         
               c. If your drum case does not have wheels we suggest getting a luggage carrier for it.