Required Materials

Required Materials 

All Students

--Music – Sheet music will be provided in class. This music must be turned back in to Mrs. Elenum after every concert.

--1/2” BLACK 3-ring binder with paper. We will use this every day as our music journal. It is very important that this binder is 1 inch or smaller, as larger binders will not fit in our storage slots. Binders must be black in order to go on stage for performances.

--Pencil – Students may not write on their music in pen under any circumstances.

Band & Orchestra Students

--Instrument – Students will need to provide their own instruments. Most students rent or purchase instruments from local music vendors. There are a few school instruments available for rent on a first­-come­, first­-served basis at $100/school year, and they vary in quality. If you would like to rent a school instrument, send me an email with your request and I will send home a rental form. 

Orchestra Students Only

--Habits of a Successful String Musician

--Full set of extra strings

--Rosin

--Shoulder Rest - Violin, Viola

--Endpin Stop or Rock Stop - Cello, Bass (if the bass does not have a rubber stop)

Band Students Only

--Foundations for Superior Performance - Woodwinds and Brass

--Cleaning rag or swab - Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon

--Cork grease - Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon

--Extra Reeds (at least 3) - Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon

--Slide Grease - French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium, Tuba

--Valve Oil - Trumpet, Baritone/Euphonium, Tuba

Percussion Students Only

--Developing Dexterity for Snare Drum

--Funny Mallets: My First Book for Xylophone and Marimba

--Stick Bag

--Snare Drum Sticks (preferred: Vic Firth SD-1)

--Acrylic or Plastic Bell Mallets

--Wooden Xylophone Mallets

--Soft or Medium Yarn Mallets

--Recommended: Soft or Medium Timpani Mallets

*If you have any questions or concerns about the required materials, please email me! Percussion especially can get overwhelming with the variety of mallets available and needed. I highly recommend Music & Arts for brass and woodwind materials, and suggest percussion purchases online from steveweissmusic.com.*