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Nov 15, 2018
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Fine Arts: Instrument Choices

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Specific Instrument Information

All students will need the following equipment and materials prior to their first lesson. We request that
parents rent or purchase instruments from this list only! The professionals on our staff have found these
instruments to be of a high quality and are suitable for elementary age children. Stringed instruments should be
rented as opposed to purchased because children will need larger instruments as they grow. Parents who are
experiencing financial problems should indicate this on the registration form by checking the box in order to be
considered for a school rental. Families eligible for free or reduced lunch will get first priority on school rental
instruments. For the development of good posture and breath support, the purchase of a music stand for each
child’s home practice is essential! We recommend that instruments be delivered to the school in September so
that students may be shown proper handling and care.

Please direct any questions about brand names, price, district rentals, etc. to a district instrumental teacher or the Director of Fine Arts at 399-9141 x.83183.

***IMPORTANT NOTE: CLEANING KITS, CARE KITS, POLISHES ARE UNNECESSARY FOR BEGINNING INSTRUMENTALISTS***

Flute

1. Making Music Matter, by Gregory Rudgers & Frank Ticheli, Flute Book 1

2. Music Stand

3. One of the following brands of flutes: Yamaha, Gemeinhardt, Armstrong or Jupiter

(Instrument should include cleaning rod)

Clarinet

1. Making Music Matter, by Gregory Rudgers & Frank Ticheli, Clarinet Book 1

2. Music Stand

3. One of the following brands of clarinets: Yamaha, Buffet, Jupiter or Vito

(Instrument should include cork grease, swab, and two reeds #2.5 hardness)

Alto Saxophone

1. Making Music Matter, by Gregory Rudgers & Frank Ticheli, Alto Saxophone Book 1

2. Music Stand

3. One of the following brands of saxaphones: Yamaha, Selmer or Vito

(Instrument should include neck strap, cork grease, swab, and two reeds #2.5 hardness)

Trumpet

1. Making Music Matter, by Gregory Rudgers & Frank Ticheli, Trumpet Book 1

2. Music Stand

3. One of the following brands of trumpets: Holton, Yamaha, King, Getsen, Bach, Jupiter, or Conn

(Instrument should include tuning slide grease and valve oil)

French Horn

1. Making Music Matter, by Gregory Rudgers & Frank Ticheli, French Horn Book 1

2. Music Stand

3. Two instruments provided by District – one rented for home use, one free for in-school use

Trombone

1. Making Music Matter, by Gregory Rudgers & Frank Ticheli, Trombone Book 1

2. Music Stand

3. Rent one of the following brands of trombones for home use: Yamaha, King, Holton, Conn, Bach

(Instrument should include liquid slide cream, tuning slide grease and water spray bottle)

4. In-school use trombone will be provided by District for free

Baritone Horn

1. Making Music Matter, by Gregory Rudgers & Frank Ticheli, Baritone Horn Book 1

2. Music Stand

3. Two instruments provided by District – one rented for home use, one free for in-school use

Percussion

1. Making Music Matter, by Gregory Rudgers & Frank Ticheli, Percussion Book 1

2. Music Stand

3. Sticks – Vic Firth SD1 General

4. One of the following brands of brands/mosels of percussion kits: Pearl PK-900C, Ludwig M-651, Yamaha SPK-275, or Mapex MK-32PC

(Percussion kits include practice pad, bell set, stand and case)

Strings

Do not buy 1/2 or 3/4 size instruments as child will soon outgrow it. Rental is the best option!

All string instruments should include: Four fine tuners, horse hair bow (not synthetic), Mulko style chin rest for violin/viola and Dark Rosin

Violin

1. Essential Elements 2000 Book 1

2. Music Stand

3. Everest shoulder rest.

4. One of the following brands of violins: Roth, Glaesel, Lewis, Meisel, Knilling, or Pfretzner.

No care kit or polish needed.

Viola

1. Essential Elements 2000 Book 1

2. Music Stand

3. Everest shoulder rest.

4. One of the following brands of violas: Roth, Glaesel, Lewis, Meisel, Knilling, or Pfretzner.

No care kit or polish needed.

Cello

1. Essential Elements 2000 Book 1

2. Music Stand

3. Xeros end pin anchor.

4. Rent one of the following brands of cellos for home use: Roth, Glaesel, Lewis, Meisel, Knilling, Hermann, Eastman, Suzuki or Schroetter.

5. In-school cello will be provided by the District for free

No care kit or polish needed.

Bass

1. Essential Elements 2000 Book 1

2. Music Stand

3. Xeros end pin anchor.

4. Two instruments provided by District – one rented for home use, one free for in-school use

No care kit or polish needed.