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7th Grade Band

Required Supplies for All Band Members

-3-ring binder with page protectors for holding our music.

-Sharpened Pencils (Please do not use pens in band music.)

-"Technique and Musicianship" Method Book  (Used in both 7th and 8th Grades. NOT needed for percussionists)

-Nametag on your instrument case

Brass Players

-"Student Instrumental Course" Book 2 (Intermediate)  (Be sure to get the "Student" book and not "Studies and Melodious Etudes" book)*

-Valve or Slide Oil

-Tuning Slide Grease

*Trumpets will want the Cornet version of the book

Woodwind Players

-"Rubank Intermediate Method" (Volume 1)

-Minimum of 3 Vandoren Reeds (2 1/2 strength)


-A pair of medium yarn marimba mallets, a pair of concert snare sticks, and a stick bag to ensure they have everything together. 

A mallet/stick bundle can help with cost. Speak to a representative at a local music store to see what they can do to help as well!

Liberty I Univ Of Tenn State (2 pairs of marimba mallets, 1 pair of sticks, and timpani mallets) 


-"Intermediate Snare Drum Studies" by Mitchell Peters

-"Fundamental Studies for Mallets" by Garwood Whaley


As your young percussionist continues in their journey, a xylophone becomes a worthwhile investment. While the bell sets are great at first, students tend to outgrow them as the advance into more difficult literature. There are reasonable pricing options that are the same, if not cheaper than some of our wind instruments! Local music stores offer rent-to-own options for xylos as well! Please ask your local businesses about options.

Here is one example:

Please let Mr. Lipetzky know if you have questions!

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