Supply List

Method Book

All ensemble classes require a method book for daily use. The appropriate method book is listed next to each course name.

Beginning Orchestra - Essential Elements for Strings Book 1

Concert Orchestra - Essential Elements for Strings Book 2

Beginning Band - Band Expressions Book 1

Advanced Band - Essential Elements 2000 Book 1

Jazz Band - Standard of Excellence Jazz Ensemble Method


Required Supplies - Beginning Orchestra and Concert Orchestra

  • Music Folder - Provided by Skinner Middle School
  • Method Book
  • All distributed sheet music
  • Pencil
  • Rosin (For your designated instrument)
  • Shoulder Rest (Violin/Viola)
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Your instrument (Violin and Viola bring instruments)
  • Wire music stand for at home practice
  • Cello and Bassists will use a school instrument, but need to have one at home for practice
  • Skinner Agenda/Planner

Recommended Supplies

  • Chromatic Tuner (free tuning apps can be downloaded on Smart Phones if you have one)
  • Metronome (free apps also available, or Google also provides one on their website)


Required Supplies - Beginning Band, Concert Band, and Jazz Band

  • Music Folder - Provided by Skinner Middle School
  • Instrument in good working condition
  • Method Book
  • All distributed sheet music
  • Standard accessories for your instrument
      • Reeds, oils, cork grease, mouthpiece, neck strap
  • Pencil
  • Cleaning Swab
  • Wire music stand for at home practice
  • REED INSTRUMENTS (oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon): Have 2 good working reeds on you in class at all times.
  • Skinner Agenda/Planner

Recommended Supplies

  • Chromatic Tuner (free tuning apps can be downloaded on Smart Phones if you have one)
  • Metronome (free apps also available, or Google also provides one on their website)