7th & 8th GRADE BANDS
All Band Members – Essential Elements Book 2 for your instrument (red stripe at the top)
Flutes – Cleaning rod and cleaning cloth (a handkerchief works well)
Oboes – Several wood reeds (medium or medium-soft), small container with lid (like what you might use to pack salad dressing in a lunch)
Clarinets – A box of Rico Royal or Mitchell Laurie reeds (#3), cleaning swab, cork grease
Saxophones –Rico Royal reeds (#3), neck strap, cork grease
Trumpets – valve oil, slide grease (please make sure your tuning slide works before returning to school in the fall)
Trombones – Trombotine (slide grease), mini spray water bottle
Percussion – Drum sticks (5B) with wooden tips
Items are available for purchase online (www.wwbw.com, www.amazon.com, etc.) or at Big Apple Music in New Hartford. I would recommend calling Big Apple before visiting (800-317-9566), as many stores run out of these items during the first week of school.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Joslin at firstname.lastname@example.org.