Required Materials

Required Supplies for Chorus

There are no special supplies required for chorus except a love of singing and a willingness to learn!

Required Supplies for Band and Strings

Supplies are needed to successfully participate in the instrumental music program. A list of supplies are listed below for each instrument in order to help plan for a successful year in band and orchestra.

All supplies can be obtained at one of our local music stores.

Mandatory for all students:

  • Instrument in good working condition (please consult the Recommended Brands page for information on how to best get an instrument!)

  • 2 Pencils

  • Folding music stand

  • Lesson book (see pictures below)

  • Required Accessories (see below)


Band Book

Essential Elements Book 1 - buy the one for your child's instrument (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone bass clef, percussion).

Orchestra Book

Essential Elements Book 1 (grades 3/4, orange header) or book 2 (grade 5, purple header) - buy the one for your child's instrument (violin, viola, cello).

Band Instrument Specific Supplies:

All supplies can be obtained at one of our local music stores.

Flute: Essential Elements book 1, cleaning rod, handkerchief, 2 pencils with erasers, folding music stand (leave at home)

Clarinet: Essential Elements book 1, a box of 10 reeds (Vandoren size 2, blue box is preferred. D'addario, Mitchell Lurie, Juno, and Rico are also fine), cork grease, cleaning swab, Toothsaver/mouthpiece patch, 2 pencils with erasers, folding music stand (leave at home)

Alto Saxophone: Essential Elements book 1, a box of 10 reeds (Vandoren size 2, blue box is preferred. D'addario, Juno, and Rico are also fine), cork grease, cleaning swab, Toothsaver/mouthpiece patch, 2 pencils with erasers, folding music stand (leave at home)

Trumpet/Baritone (Euphonium): Essential Elements book 1 (bass clef), valve oil (NOT key oil), soft cloth, mouthpiece brush, 2 pencils with erasers, folder, folding music stand (leave at home)

Trombone: Essential Elements Book 1, Slide-O-Mix, mouthpiece brush, soft cloth, small travel size spray bottle to keep in case, 2 pencils with erasers, folding music stand (leave at home)

Percussion: Bell kit with drum pad, drum sticks, mallets, 2 pencils with erasers, folding music stand (leave at home), Essential Elements Book 1, The Performing Percussionist book 1 by James Coffin (see below)

Orchestra Instrument Specific Supplies:

All supplies can be obtained at one of our local music stores.


Violin/Viola: Essential Elements book 1 (grades 3/4) or book 2 (grade 5), rosin, shoulder rest (recommended: Kun, Everrest, Resonans, blue/grey sponge with 2 rubber bands is also acceptable), soft cloth, 2 pencils with erasers, folding music stand (leave at home)

Cello: Essential Elements book 1 (grades 3/4) or book 2 (grade 5), end-pin stop/rock stop (recommended: Xeros Anchor Endpin Rest), cello rosin, soft cloth, 2 pencils with erasers, folding music stand (leave at home)