Required Materials

Required Materials 

All Students

--Music – Sheet music will be provided in class. Due to copyright law, 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.

--Combination Lock (except cello & bass players) - Students will have an instrument locker in the band room, which is used to store their instruments during the day. Cellos and Basses have racks behind the percussion equipment.

Orchestra Students Only

--Habits of a Successful String Musician

--Full set of extra strings


--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*