Choosing an instrument

  • Choosing an instrument  

     

     

    Choosing an Instrument

    Starting with an instrument that suits your child and is in good working order will ensure that they get a great start in band.  The band staff will be coming to your child's school during their music class to let them try out the instruments. 

    Once you select an instrument, you will be able to rent that instrument from a local music store (details will be given at the parent meeting).To start, we encourage renting over buying. You may rent/purchase your instrument anywhere you choose, however please avoid Amazon, Sam’s Club or Walmart. Rent your child’s instrument from a reputable local music store.

    If you already own an instrument, bring it to the parent meeting and one of the band staff can check it over for you. Please consider renting or purchasing an instrument on our recommended instrument list.

     

     

        FLUTE

    Gemeinhart, Yamaha, Emerson, Jupiter

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           CLARINET

    Plastic - Selmer, Yamaha, Bundy, Vito, Jupiter

    Wood - Buffet, Selmer, Yamaha

    Reeds:

    La Voz Medium or Rico Royal #2.5

    ALTO SAXOPHONE

    Selmer, Keilwerth, Jupiter, Yanigazawa

    Reeds:

    La Voz Medium or Rico Royal #2.5

    TRUMPET or CORNET  

    King, Holton, Yamaha, Bach, Jupiter

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    TROMBONE

    King, Holton, Bach, Yamaha, Jupiter 

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    BARITONE

    (school supplies the instrument)

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    PERCUSSION (bells and drums)

    Drum Pad and Bell Kit w/stand - Ludwig Musser M651 or Yamaha Equivalent

    Sticks:  2B or equivalent

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