• Most of these items may be purchased locally. The links show below are via NA's shopping portal at amazon.com and are only to provide examples of the products indicated.

    Please rent or purchase a brand name instrument from a reputable instrument dealer (not a big-box retailer). Some stores offer off-brand instruments at very tempting prices. However, you usually get what you have paid for, and typically the instrument will not play well and your child can struggle. It may be very difficult to produce a good sound and local repair shops may refuse to repair (because parts are not available).

    Instrument in Good Working Condition

    Accessories

    Upgrade(s) - if your son or daughter takes private lessons, please use their teacher’s advice!

    Flute

    Cleaning cloth

    Open-holed flute.

    Oboe

    At least 2 reeds (Rico or Juno) & cleaning swab.

     

    Clarinet

    At least 4 reeds. (Rico or Juno) & cleaning swab.

    Vandoren or Fobes mouthpiece. Vandoren reeds (order ½ size smaller than Rico/Juno).

    Bass Clarinet**

    At least 4 reeds. (Rico or Juno)

    Fobes mouthpiece & Vandoren reeds (order ½ size smaller than Rico/Juno). Rovner ligature.

    Alto Saxophone

    At least 4 reeds. (Rico or Juno) & cleaning swab.

    Vandoren reeds (order ½ size smaller than Rico/Juno). Rovner ligature.

    Tenor Saxophone**

    At least 4 reeds. (Rico or Juno)

    Mouthpiece

    Ligature

    Vandoren reeds (order ½ size smaller than Rico/Juno).

    Baritone Saxophone**

    At least 4 reeds. (Rico or Juno)

    Mouthpiece

    Ligature

    Vandoren reeds (order ½ size smaller than Rico/Juno).

    Bassoon**

    At least 2 reeds

    Reed case

     

    Trumpet

    Mouthpiece, Valve oil & tuning slide grease.

    Professional level trumpet.

    Horn***

    Mouthpiece, Rotary valve oil.

    Double Horn

    Trombone

    Slide lubricant & tuning slide grease.

    Trombone with F attachment

    Euphonium (aka Baritone)***

    Mouthpiece, Valve oil & tuning slide grease.

     

    Tuba**

    Mouthpiece

    Valve oil & tuning slide grease.

     

    Percussion

    Stick Bag with drumsticks and mallets (ones from your percussion kit are fine).

    Practice Xylophone

     

    ** MMS has enough bass clarinets, tenor saxophones, baritone saxophones, bassoons, and tubas to maintain a well-balanced band at school. Students who play these instruments will share them with students in other bands, so they must have their own mouthpiece (+reeds) to use at school. Instruments may be signed out ovenight (or during a weekend) to practice at home, however they MUST be back at school the next day. Even if it isn't your band day, another student may need it!

    *** If you play horn or euphonium and do not have one to practice on at home, you might be able to take one home and leave it there. This will be determined (based on how many students need instruments) after the 2nd week of school.


    The following stores provide drop-off and pick-up service for MMS:

    Brighton Music - http://www.brightonmusic.com/

    Johnstonbaugh’s - myjohnstonbaughs.com/

    PYCO School of Music - http://www.pycosom.com/brass-woodwind-string--percussion-instrument-rental.html

    Volkweins - https://www.volkweinsmusic.com/pages/rentals

    There are several other stores in the area that also rent instruments (that do not drop-off / pick-up). Please ask Mrs. Granite for more information.

Last Modified on February 13, 2019