Required Equipment

Band Students

First-year band students are required to have an instrument from the following list in addition to the listed equipment:
  • Flute: cleaning rod and rag
  • Oboe: medium-soft reeds, drop swab, small water container (film canister, etc.)
  • Clarinet: size 2 reeds, drop swab
  • Alto Saxophone: size 2 reeds, neck strap, drop swab
  • Trumpet: valve oil, casing brush
  • Horn: rotor oil
  • Trombone: small spray bottle, rag
  • Baritone: valve oil
  • Percussion Combo Kit (Snare Drum, Bells, and Stands)
Additionally, first-year band students will use Standard of Excellence: Book 1.  While a music stand is not required, we highly recommend that band students own one.  

Second-year band students need Standard of Excellence: Book 2.  Clarinet and saxophone players can start using size 2.5 reeds.

Orchestra Students

First-year orchestra students are required to have an instrument and bow from the following list in addition to the listed equipment:
  • Violin: shoulder rest (sponge), rosin, 
  • Viola: shoulder rest (sponge), rosin
  • Cello: end pin anchor (rock stop, etc.), rosin
  • Bass: rosin
Additionally, first-year orchestra students will use Essential Elements for Strings: Book 1.  While a music stand is not required, we highly recommend that orchestra students own one.  

Second-year orchestra students need Essential Elements 2000: Book 2.