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handbook:required_materials

Required Materials

Elementary School Bands

All elementary school students must have the following at every rehearsal:

  • Instrument w/ appropriate supplies (reeds, valve oil, maintenance supplies, etc.)
    • Percussionists should rent a bell kit w/ a practice pad - not a snare drum
    • Clarinet players should purchase a box of 10 strength 2.5 reeds
  • Black 1” 3-ring binder w/ all music, exercises, etc. in sheet protectors
  • Pencil (we recommend purchasing a pencil case that will clip into their binder)
  • Method Book: “Sound Innovations for Concert Band,” Book 1 (Blue Cover)
    • Students should have the book for their instrument, i.e. Flute, Bb Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone Horn (Euphonium), Combined Percussion etc.
  • Music stand for home practice

Concord Middle School Bands

All middle school students must have the following at every rehearsal:

  • Instrument w/ appropriate supplies (reeds, valve oil, maintenance supplies, etc.)
  • Black 1” 3-ring binder w/ all music, exercises, etc. in sheet protectors
  • Pencil(s) in pencil case, clipped into binder
  • 6th Grade Concert Band Method Book: “Sound Innovations for Concert Band,” Book 1 (Blue Cover)
    • Students should have the book for their instrument, i.e. Flute, Bb Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone Horn (Euphonium), Combined Percussion etc.
  • 7th/8th Grade Concert Band Method Book: “Sound Innovations for Concert Band: Ensemble Development” (Green Cover)
    • Books are part specific - students should purchase part 1, i.e. Bb Clarinet 1
    • Percussionists may purchase either the Mallet Percussion or Percussion 1 book
  • Standalone Chromatic Tuner - not a smartphone app, please
  • Music stand for home practice

It is recommended that each student also own a metronome (many tuners include that function) and standard accessories for their instrument (mutes, reed cases, stick bag, instrument stand, etc.).

Instrument Acquisition

Concord families may choose an instrument vendor. You may rent with any company you feel comfortable with. Below, please find a list of local vendors that families have used in the past. This list is informational; placement on this list does not constitute an endorsement by the Concord Public Schools.

Families are always welcome to rent from any company they choose.

handbook/required_materials.txt · Last modified: 2017/08/23 04:30 by cnoce