Advanced Band

The Advanced Band is made up of students who are in their third year of playing.  Advanced Band students perform in both the winter and spring concerts, along with annual Veteran's Day Celebration held at NKMS and the VBODA Concert Band Assessment.  They also have the opportunity to participate in District Band auditions, Area Band auditions, pep band events, Jazz Band, Chamber Music Club, and Music in the Parks.

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Advanced Band Supplies 2017-2018

*Instrument in working order

*Instrument cleaning supplies (see list below)

*Essential Elements 2000 Book 2 for your instrument

*8th Grade Book is still TBD- check back this summer for the title

*Pencils

*Concert attire:  black dress pants, black dress shoes, and new band concert polo (will be available for purchase in September)


*Note for Beginning Band- You will not need your instrument until the second week of school.  Music and Arts, a reputable instrument rental company, will be hosting a rental night on Monday, September 11 at the school.  You may rent through them, or obtain an instrument on your own (see Ms. Stansbury for a list of recommended instrument brands if you choose to do that).  Music and Arts will also have cleaning kits with the supplies below in them and the Essential Elements book available for sale that evening.  If you have not selected your instrument yet, Ms. Stansbury will be setting up more instrument try out times before school starts in August.

 

Cleaning supplies

Flute accessories:  Bandana or cloth to use with cleaning rod

Oboe accessories:  Drop cloth

Clarinet accessories: Drop cloth, cork grease, mouthpiece brush

Alto Saxophone accessories: Drop cloth, cork grease, mouthpiece brush

Trumpet accessories: Valve/slide oil, cleaning snake, mouthpiece brush

French horn accessories:  Valve/rotor oil

Trombone accessories: Slide grease, cleaning snake, mouthpiece brush

Baritone accessories: Valve/slide oil, cleaning snake, mouthpiece brush

Tuba accessories:  No cleaning supplies needed for tuba

Percussion accessories:  No cleaning supplies needed for percussion