Band will start on Wednesday and Thursday - February 8 and 9, 2012. Please stay tuned for the exact schedule as it may be altered slightly from the paperwork you received at the meeting.

Used Instruments for sale (click here)

Instruments to choose from:


FLUTE

Equipment Needed
Standard of Excellence Book 1
Cleaning rod
Cleaning cloth
Pencil
Small notebook

CLARINET

Equipment Needed
Standard of Excellence Book 1
Cleaning swab
Reeds size 2
Pencil
Small notebook

ALTO SAXOPHONE

Equipment Needed
Standard of Excellence Book 1
Neck swab
Saxophone pad-saver
Reeds size 2
Pencil
Small notebook

TRUMPET

Equipment Needed
Standard of Excellence Book 1
Valve oil
Trumpet snake
Pencil
Small notebook

TROMBONE

Equipment Needed
Standard of Excellence Book 1
Slide oil
Trombone snake
Pencil
Small notebook

BARITONE

Equipment Needed
Standard of Excellence Book 1
Valve oil
Trumpet snake
Pencil
Small notebook

PERCUSSION

A limited amount of percussion players will be accepted - on a first come, first served basis! Please be prepared to choose an alternate instrument if you do not get to play percussion. Percussion players will learn all drums and mallet instruments (xylophone)

Equipment Needed
Standard of Excellence Book 1
Drumsticks (concert type)
Either a drum or a practice pad (optional: bell kit)
Pencil
Small notebook


XYLOPHONE

Equipment Needed
Standard of Excellence Book 1
Mallets (comes with bell kit)
Pencil
Small notebook



Instruments may be rented/purchased from Rettig Music. You can contact them through their website or by phone: 1-800-52-MUSIC. A representative from Rettig's will be at the parents' meeting on February 2nd (7:00pm in the band room) to take sign-ups for instrument rental or purchase.


PLEASE do not purchase your instrument from a discount retailer like Wal-Mart. These instruments are cheaply made and often cannot be repaired! Likewise, buying off of Ebay is a huge risk. Please check with ms. Hare before spending any money on a questionable purchase. If you are looking at a used instrument to by, you can bring it to the band room at any time and we can check it out and make sure it is a good instrument.



We will be using the Standard of Excellence band book (red). You can purchase this through Rettig Music, or pre-order a copy through Ms. Hare in the band room.


Need to order books or supplies?

Order direct from Rettig Music and the supplies will be delivered to your student at school (Deliveries made every Tuesday).
CLICK HERE to ORDER




Necessary Equipment for Each Instrument

FLUTE
  • Standard of Excellence Book 1
  • Cleaning rod
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Pencil
  • Small notebook
CLARINET
  • Standard of Excellence Book 1
  • Cleaning swab
  • Reeds size 2 or 2 1/2
  • Pencil
  • Small notebook
ALRO SAXOPHONE
  • Standard of Excellence Book 1
  • Neck swab
  • Saxophone pad-saver
  • Reeds size 2 or 2 1/2
  • Pencil
  • Small notebook
TRUMPET
  • Standard of Excellence Book 1
  • Valve oil
  • Trumpet snake
  • Pencil
  • Small notebook
TROMBONE
  • Standard of Excellence Book 1
  • Slide oil
  • Trombone snake
  • Pencil
  • Small notebook
PERCUSSION
  • Standard of Excellence Book 1
  • Drumsticks (concert type)
  • Eitehr a drum or a practice pad
  • Pencil
  • Small notebook





RULES FOR BAND

  1. Bring your instrument, book, pencil, small notebook, and any necessary instrument accessories to every class.
  2. Do NOT play your instrument until told to do so!
  3. Please do not share or trade instruments with others (germs...yuck!)
  4. NO ONE is allowed to touch any percussion equipment in the room except for those students who are percussionists and have learned that particular instrument.
  5. PRACTICE SHEETS are worth 10 points each week. They should be filled out, signed by a parent, and turned in weekly. If you forget, you may turn in your practice sheet on the second day of that week and receive 5 points.
  6. Practicing is considered homework and should be done regularly.
  7. Clarinet and Saxophone players should always keep 3-4 dollars with you or in your case to purchase a new reed in case one breaks. Please keep two reeds on hand at all times.
  8. Trumpet players need to keep a bottle of valve oil in their case for proper maintenance of their instrument. Likewise, trombone players need slide oil.