Recommended Equipment



All Instruments
Music Stand
    Basic


Flute


Oboe
    At least two good reeds are needed at all times.
    Medium strength recommended for most players. See Mr. Barnes if you would like a personalized recommendation.
Note: You can use an old pill bottle for the "small container". See Mr. Barnes if you need help obtaining one.


Bassoon
    At least two good reeds are needed at all times.
    Medium strength recommended for most players. See Mr. Barnes if you would like a personalized recommendation.
Note: You can use an old pill bottle for the "small container". See Mr. Barnes if you need help obtaining one.


Clarinet
Reeds (Strength 3.5 recommended for most players. See Mr. Barnes if you would like a personalized recommendation.)
    Regular Reeds (At least 5 good reeds are needed at all times. These reeds last about 1 month before they wear out.)
    Legere Reeds (At least 2 good reeds are needed at all times. These reeds last about 6 months before they wear out.)
Mouthpiece (This is a generic mouthpiece recommendation. See Mr. Barnes if you would like a personalized recommendation.)
Ligature
    Basic
    Advanced
Mouthpiece Cap (Note: The "advanced" Rovner ligatures generally include a mouthpiece cap.)
Reed Case (Not required but highly recommended.)


Bass Clarinet
Reeds (Strength 3 recommended for most players. See Mr. Barnes if you would like a personalized recommendation.)
    Regular Reeds (At least 5 good reeds are needed at all times. These reeds last about 1 month before they wear out.)
    Legere Reeds (At least 2 good reeds are needed at all times. These reeds last about 6 months before they wear out.)
Mouthpiece (This is a generic mouthpiece recommendation. See Mr. Barnes if you would like a personalized recommendation.)
Ligature
    Basic
    Advanced
Mouthpiece Cap (Note: The "advanced" Rovner ligatures generally include a mouthpiece cap.)
Reed Case (Not required but highly recommended.)


Alto Sax
Reeds (Strength 3 recommended for most players. See Mr. Barnes if you would like a personalized recommendation.)
    Regular Reeds (At least 5 good reeds are needed at all times. These reeds last about 1 month before they wear out.)
    Legere Reeds (At least 2 good reeds are needed at all times. These reeds last about 6 months before they wear out.)
Mouthpiece (This is a generic mouthpiece recommendation. See Mr. Barnes if you would like a personalized recommendation.)
Ligature
    Basic
    Advanced
Mouthpiece Cap (Note: The "advanced" Rovner ligatures generally include a mouthpiece cap.)
Reed Case (Not required but highly recommended.)


Tenor Sax
Reeds (Strength 3 recommended for most players. See Mr. Barnes if you would like a personalized recommendation.)
    Regular Reeds (At least 5 good reeds are needed at all times. These reeds last about 1 month before they wear out.)
    Legere Reeds (At least 2 good reeds are needed at all times. These reeds last about 6 months before they wear out.)
Mouthpiece (This is a generic mouthpiece recommendation. See Mr. Barnes if you would like a personalized recommendation.)
Ligature
    Basic
    Advanced
Mouthpiece Cap (Note: The "advanced" Rovner ligatures generally include a mouthpiece cap.)
Reed Case (Not required but highly recommended.)


Bari Sax
Reeds (Strength 3 recommended for most players. See Mr. Barnes if you would like a personalized recommendation.)
    Regular Reeds (At least 5 good reeds are needed at all times. These reeds last about 1 month before they wear out.)
    Legere Reeds (At least 2 good reeds are needed at all times. These reeds last about 6 months before they wear out.)
Mouthpiece (This is a generic mouthpiece recommendation. See Mr. Barnes if you would like a personalized recommendation.)
Ligature
    Basic
    Advanced
Mouthpiece Cap (Note: The "advanced" Rovner ligatures generally include a mouthpiece cap.)
Reed Case (Not required but highly recommended.)


Trumpet
Mouthpiece (These are generic mouthpiece recommendations. See Mr. Barnes if you would like a personalized recommendation.)
Straight Mute (Not required but highly recommended.)
Cup Mute (Not required but highly recommended.)
Harmon Mute (Not required but highly recommended for jazz.)


Horn
Mouthpiece (This is a generic mouthpiece recommendation. See Mr. Barnes if you would like a personalized recommendation.)


Trombone
Mouthpiece (These are generic mouthpiece recommendations. See Mr. Barnes if you would like a personalized recommendation.)
Straight Mute (Not required but highly recommended.)
Cup Mute (Not required but highly recommended.)
Rotary Valve Oil (Recommended if you have a trombone with a thumb trigger valve.)


Baritone/Euphonium
Mouthpiece (These are generic mouthpiece recommendations. See Mr. Barnes if you would like a personalized recommendation.)


Tuba
Mouthpiece (This is a generic mouthpiece recommendation. See Mr. Barnes if you would like a personalized recommendation.)


Percussion
Click here for a "starter pack" that includes the snare drum sticks, timpani mallets, yarn mallets, hard rubber mallets and stick bag.
Snare Drum Sticks
Brushes (Only required for students in Jazz Ensemble)


Violin
Note: Please know the size of your instrument before purchasing strings, shoulder rests and fine tuners. The items in the links provided are for full-size instruments. See Mr. Barnes if you need assistance determining the size of your instrument.
Individual Strings
    E
    A
    D
    G
Cleaning Cloth (Note: An old wash cloth from home makes a great cleaning cloth.)


Viola
Note: Please know the size of your instrument before purchasing strings, shoulder rests and fine tuners. The items in the links provided are for full-size instruments. See Mr. Barnes if you need assistance determining the size of your instrument.
Individual Strings
    A
    D
    G
    C
Cleaning Cloth (Note: An old wash cloth from home makes a great cleaning cloth.)


Cello
Note: Please know the size of your instrument before purchasing strings. The items in the links provided are for full-size instruments. See Mr. Barnes if you need assistance determining the size of your instrument.
Individual Strings
    A
    D
    G
    C
Cleaning Cloth (Note: An old wash cloth from home makes a great cleaning cloth.)


Bass
Cleaning Cloth (Note: An old wash cloth from home makes a great cleaning cloth.)


Electric Guitar


Electric Bass
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