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RHS Instrumental Music Handbook

Recommended Equipment:

  • By Instrument

    • Flute:   

    • Oboe and Bassoon: 

      • At least two good reeds are needed at all times-See Mrs. Sherlock for suggested brands and a website for ordering. 

      • A reed case

      • Cleaning swab     

      • A small container to soak your reed in (an old pill bottle works well)

    • Clarinet:   

    • Bass Clarinet:     

      • A mouthpiece, ligature and cap can be provided to you.​  If you wish to buy your own mouthpiece, please see Mrs. Sherlock.

      • Reeds-At least 5 good reeds are needed at all times.  Size 3 is recommended. A good brand is Vandoren.  See Mrs. Sherlock for more information.

      • Cleaning swab

      • Cork Grease

      • Reed Case

    • Alto Sax, Tenor Sax and Bari Sax  

      • A mouthpiece, ligature and mouthpiece cap.  See Mrs. Sherlock for recommendations regarding mouthpieces.​

      • Reeds-at least 5 good reeds are needed at all times.  Size 3 is recommended.  A good brand is Vandoren. See Mrs. Sherlock for more information.

      • Neckstrap.

      • Cleaning cloth or "stuff it" type cleaner

    • Trumpet:    

    • Horn    

    • Trombone 

      • Slide-O-Mix slide cream​​

      • water spray bottle

      • cleaning snake and mouthpiece brush

      • mouthpiece-see Mrs. Sherlock for a mouthpiece recommendation appropriate for you.

    • Baritone/Euphonium/Tuba      

      • Valve Oil

      • Slide Grease

      • mouthpiece-see Mrs. Sherlock for a mouthpiece recommendation appropriate for you.

      • cleaning snake and mouthpiece brush

    • Percussion  

      • Vic Firth "Reel Feel" practice pad (large double sided)​

      • set of 5A or 5B concert sticks

      • set of marimba and xylo mallets (we will provide vibe and timpani mallets)

      • stick bag

    • Violin, Viola

    • Cello

    • Bass

    • Guitar and Electric Bass