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John Adams

Middle School

Necessary Band Supplies

JA Instrument supplies, 2017-2018

Music stand: It is recommended that everyone has a music stand of some kind. Music stores have inexpensive music stands. Otherwise, students can find a place to set up music at eye level.

Flute: cleaning rod (comes with flute), soft cloth for cleaning the flute. (A 12” by 4” piece of an old cotton T-shirt works well.)

Oboe/Bassoon: must have at least TWO good reeds at all times (order at: www.advantage-usa.com), reed guard (2 slots). Oboe only: a feather silk swab with 2 strings for cleaning the oboe.

Clarinet: must have THREE or more good reeds AT ALL TIMES, (Vandoren 2, Rico 2.5; student may move to a harder reed during grades 7/8 based on teacher recommendation) handkerchief style cleaning swab, cork grease.

Alto Saxophone: must have THREE or more good reeds AT ALL TIMES, (Vandoren 2, La Voz medium; student may move to a harder reed during grades 7/8 based on teacher recommendation) handkerchief style cleaning swab, cork grease.

Trumpet: bottle of valve oil, Selmer tuning slide grease, mouthpiece brush, and a soft cotton or flannel cloth for wiping off finger prints.

French horn: bottle of rotary valve oil, Selmer tuning slide grease, mouthpiece brush, and a soft cotton or flannel cloth for wiping off finger prints. (mouthpiece provided on JA rentals)

Trombone: bottle of slide oil (slide-o-mix is the best), small spray bottle, Selmer tuning slide grease, mouthpiece brush, and a soft cotton or flannel cloth for wiping off finger prints. Recommended mouthpiece: 12C or 6 ½ AL

Baritone/Tuba: bottle of valve oil, Selmer tuning slide grease, mouthpiece brush, and a soft cotton or flannel cloth for wiping off finger prints. (mouthpiece provided on JA rentals). If you are purchasing a mouthpiece: 12C or 6 ½ AL Baritone mouthpiece. See your teacher for purchasing a tuba mouthpiece.

Percussion: Each percussionist is required to have their own sticks. Make sure to label each stick with student’s name in ink. Purchase concert size sticks without nylon tips. Stick size-Vic Firth SD1 General or Ludwig 2B. A percussion kit consisting of a practice pad, set of bells, a stand, and mallets is required for 6th grade percussion class (and kept for grade 7 and 8 to practice at home).

*You can purchase these supplies at any music store in town, or order online at: www.wwbw.com

  If a student is unable to afford necessary supplies, please contact Ms. Medina or Ms. Skaar.  We would be glad to help.



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