What You Need For Band

  • Required class supplies for all band students:

    • 1-inch binder
    • 1 pack of page protectors
    • 3-ring pencil pouch
    • Pencil
    • Instrument
    • Essential Elements Book 1 for specific instrument

    All students need an instrument. Instruments can be purchased/ rented from Cole Band Instruments. Cole Band is the local music shop located on McFarland Blvd. If you are assigned a larger/ more expensive instrument such as the Euphonium/ Tuba, you can rent your instrument from the school and purchase your own mouthpiece.

    Please wait until after try-outs to purchase your instrument, Essential Elements Book, and supplies.

    Supplies needed for each instrument (Can be found at Cole Band)

    • Flute- flute tuning rod and flute cleaning cloth
    • Oboe- weighted cleaning cloth, reeds, small container that can hold water
    • Clarinet- weighted cleaning cloth, cork grease, and reeds (size 2.5 Rico Royal)
    • Saxophone- neck strap, weighted cleaning cloth, cork grease, and reeds (size 2.5 Rico Royal)
    • Trumpet/ Euphonium- mouthpiece, valve oil, tuning slide grease
    • French Horn- Rotor oil, tuning slide grease
    • Tuba- Mouthpiece, Valve Oil, tuning slide grease, hand towel
    • Percussion- practice pad, snare sticks, marimba sticks, and xylophone sticks

    Please visit Cole Band Instruments to invest in your instrument supplies. I encourage you to ask the representatives for help if needed. They are very knowledgeable and helpful.

    • 3076 McFarland Blvd #11, Northport, AL 35476
    • (205)339-5539
    • colebandinstruments.com
    • Owner: Mr. Roger Mills