Beginner Band Equipment & Supplies/Retailers

  • The equipment that your child uses in beginning band class is critical to his or her success. The brand and model of the instrument you rent or purchase is actually more important than whether the instrument is new or used. Here are the brands, model numbers, and supplies your child needs for beginning band:

     

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    Flute
    Yamaha open hole model YFL 281 or YFL 282. Silk cleaning swab, folding music stand, Essential Elements for Band, Book 1, for flute.

    Oboe
    Yamaha model YOB 211. 3 Graham reeds, reed case, silk cleaning swab, folding music stand, Essential Elements for Band, Book 1, for oboe.

    Bassoon
    Instrument provided by the school. 3 Graham reeds, reed case, silk cleaning swab, folding music stand, Essential Elements for Band, Book 1, for bassoon.

    Clarinet
    Buffet model E-11 or Buffet model E-12.Vandoren 5RV Lyre mouthpiece with Rovner ligature. One box of Vandoren #3 or Rico Reserve Classic #3 reeds. Reed guard, silk cleaning swab, folding music stand, Essential Elements for Band, Book 1, for Bb clarinet.

    Alto Saxophone
    Yamaha model YAS 23 or Yamaha model YAS 26. Selmer C* mouthpiece with Rovner ligature. Silk cleaning swab, 1 box of Vandoren #3 reeds, reed guard, folding music stand, Essential Elements for Band, Book 1, for alto saxophone.

    Trumpet
    Jupiter Capital Edition model CEB 660S, Schmidt model A180S, or Blessing model ML-1 Silver. Bach 5C mouthpiece. Hetman valve oil, Selmer tuning slide grease, snake, mouthpiece brush, folding music stand, Essential Elements for Band, Book 1, for trumpet.

    French Horn
    Instrument provided by the school. Schilke 29 mouthpiece. Rotary valve oil, Selmer tuning slide grease, snake, mouthpiece brush, folding music stand, Essential Elements for Band, Book 1, for horn in F.

    Trombone
    Eastman model ETB432G or Blessing model B88 open wrap. Schilke 51D large shank mouthpiece. Slide-O-Mix, small plastic spray bottle, rotary valve oil, Selmer tuning slide grease, snake, mouthpiece brush, folding music stand, Essential Elements for Band, Book 1, for trombone.

    Euphonium
    Instrument provided by the school. Schilke 51D small shank mouthpiece. Hetman valve oil, Selmer tuning slide grease, snake, mouthpiece brush, folding music stand, Essential Elements for Band, Book 1, for Euphonium (or Baritone) bass clef.

    Tuba
    Instrument provided by the school. Conn Helleberg mouthpiece with mouthpiece brush. Hetman valve oil, Selmer tuning slide grease, folding music stand, Essential Elements for Band, Book 1, for BBb tuba.

    Percussion

    Snare Sticks Innovative Percussion IP-KW Kennan Wylie Signature Concert Snare Sticks Model # IP-KW
    Marimba Mallets Encore Light Blue General Yarn Wound Keyboard Mallets with Birch Shafts Model # 42AYB
    Practice Pad Innovative Percussion Black Corps Practice Pad Model # CP-1R
    Stick/Mallet Bag Encore Small Stick and Mallet Bag Model # ENSB
    Metronome Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat Metronome Model # DB30
    Snare Stand Gibraltar 5706EX Medium Weight Double Braced Extended Height Snare Stand Model # 5706EX
    Wire Music Stand Prodigy Wire Music Stand Model # WMS
    Textbook Simple Steps to Successful Snare Drumming by Wylie Model # SSTSSDW
    Textbook The Packet by Frank Chapple Model # CHAPPLE/TP

     

    Retailers

    Music and Arts 
    Full service retailer (purchase, rent, rent-to-own, new, used, repair)
    360 E. Round Grove Rd.
    Lewisville, TX  75067
    Representative for Lake Dallas:Jonathan Everitt 
    Jonathan Everitt's phone: 972-841-2266 
    Note: if you would like to rent an instrument online, click on the Music and Arts link above, and then click on "Rentals" after going to the Music and Arts homepage.

    Brook Mays Music Company
    www.brookmaysmusic.com
    Full service retailer (purchase, rent, rent-to-own, new, used, repair)
    6921 Independence Pkwy., Suite 120
    Plano, TX  75203
    972-618-3222

    David's Instruments
    Independent retailer (purchase, new, used, repair)
    David Schottle ,owner
    1215 S. Broadway St.
    Carrollton, TX  75006
    972-242-7707

    Williamson Music Co.
    Full service retailer (purchase, rent, rent-to-own, new, used, repair)
    701 E. Plano Pkwy, Suite 100
    Plano, TX  75074
    972-516-1331

    Carolyn Nuusbaum Music Co.
    Flutes Only

    972-985-2662
    1-877-FLUTE4U

    Bargain Band Instruments
    www.bargainbandinstruments.com

    Many brands of used instruments
    940-565-0715 
    9085 Teasley Ln.
    Denton, TX
    Located in apartment behind Land Construction Company
    1/4 mile south of Guyer High School 

    The Band Connection
    www.band-connection.com

    Used beginning and intermediate line band instruments at discount prices
    1210 W. McDermott, Suite 105
    Allen, TX  75013
    214-383-4885
    Billy Walker, owner (cell: 214-458-0492)

     Woodwind Brasswind 
    www.wwbw.com 
    Internet shopping (purchase, new, used, low prices, reputable)

     Music Academy
    www.dentonacademy.com
    Full service retailer (purchase, rent, rent-to-own, new, used, repair)
    Affiliated with Music and Arts
    2430 S. Interstate 35E, Suite 230 
    Denton, TX 
    940-387-4108