All materials listed below are required for full and active participation.  Students should have these materials within one week of their enrollment into the program.

METHOD BOOKS

CONCERT BAND & SYMPHONIC BAND

  • WOODWIND / BRASS
    • Foundations for Superior Performance - Warm-ups and Technique for Band  (by Richard Williams & Jeff King)
    • Hal Leonard Intermediate Band Method  (**IMPORTANT NOTEHorn students must purchase the Trumpet version of this book**)
  • PERCUSSION
    • Alfred's Beginning Drum Method (Sandy Feldstein and Dave Black)
    • Developing Dexterity (Mitchell Peters)
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SYMPHONIC WINDS

  • WOODWIND / BRASS
    • Foundations for Superior Performance - Warm-ups and Technique for Band  (by Richard Williams & Jeff King)
    • Sound Innovations - Ensemble Development for YOUNG Concert Band (by Peter Boonshaft & Chris Bernotas)
  • PERCUSSION
    • Developing Dexterity (Mitchell Peters)
    • Sound Innovations - Ensemble Development for YOUNG Concert Band (by Peter Boonshaft & Chris Bernotas)
      • PERCUSSION should purchase the MALLETS book
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WIND ENSEMBLE

  • WOODWIND / BRASS
    • Foundations for Superior Performance - Warm-ups and Technique for Band  (by Richard Williams & Jeff King)
    • Sound Innovations - Ensemble Development for INTERMEDIATE Concert Band (by Peter Boonshaft & Chris Bernotas)
      • CLARINET should purchase the CLARINET 1 book
      • ALTO SAXOPHONE should purchase the ALTO SAXOPHONE 1 book
      • TRUMPET should purchase the TRUMPET 1 book
      • TROMBONE should purchase the TROMBONE 1 book
  • PERCUSSION
    • Developing Dexterity (Mitchell Peters)
    • Sound Innovations - Ensemble Development for INTERMEDIATE Concert Band (by Peter Boonshaft & Chris Bernotas)
      • PERCUSSION should purchase the MALLETS book
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MUSIC

The school provides the music that the ensembles use.  The student is responsible for it while he or she is using it.  No marks should be made on the music except those required for better playing of the music.  All marks should be made in pencil.  A replacement fee will be charged to students who lose, damage, or deface music.

SUPPLIES

ALL STUDENTS must provide the following materials for rehearsals and sectionals... 

  • Pencil
  • Music Binder
    • These need to be purchased from your ensemble director as they are uniform for the ensembles and are used in performances.  Cost is $5.00 and can be paid by cash or check (payable to EMMS).
  • Instrument (clean & professionally maintained) 
  • "Tonal Energy" App  (This is used as a metronome / tuner.)
  • "Tempo" App  (PERCUSSION ONLY!)
  • GREAT Attitude and a Willingness to LEARN!

FLUTE

  • Care Kit, Including...  Cleaning Rod, Cleaning Cloth, Polishing Cloth

OBOE

  • Care Kit, Including...  Cork Grease, Swab, Reed Case, Water Container (Optional), 4 "GOOD" reeds that are used throughout your practice routine
    • See your ensemble director for more information about quality Oboe reeds or contact www.reedmaker.com

CLARINET/ BASS CLARINET

  • Care Kit, Including...  Cork Grease, Swab, Reed Case, 4 "GOOD" reeds that are used throughout your practice routine
    • RECOMMENDED REED BRANDS...  Mitchell Lurie, Vandoren (2.5, 3, 3.5, 4)

BASSOON

  • Care Kit, Including...  Cork Grease, Silk Swab, Reed Case, Seat Strap, 4 "GOOD" reeds that are used throughout your practice routine
    • See your ensemble director for more information about quality Bassoon reeds.

SAXOPHONE

  • Care Kit, Including...  Cork Grease, Swab, Reed Case, 4 "GOOD" reeds that are used throughout your practice routine
    • RECOMMENDED REED BRANDS...  Hemke, Vandoren (2, 2.5, 3, 3.5) *Alto/Tenor Saxophone
    • RECOMMENDED REED BRANDS...  La Voz, Vandoren (2, 2.5, 3, 3.5) *Baritone Saxophone

TRUMPET

  • Care Kit, Including...  Valve Oil , Slide Grease, Cleaning Snake, Mouthpiece Brush, Polishing Cloth

HORN

  • Care Kit, Including...  Rotor Oil, Slide Grease, Cleaning Snake, Mouthpiece Brush, Polishing Cloth

TROMBONE

  • Care Kit, Including...  Slide-O-Mix "Rapid Comfort" (Slide Oil), Rotor Oil (for F-attachment instruments only), Cleaning Rod (with 4x4 Cotton Rag), Cleaning Snake, Mouthpiece Brush, Polishing Cloth

EUPHONIUM - TUBA

  • Care Kit, Including...  Valve Oil, Slide Grease, Cleaning Snake, Mouthpiece Brush, Polishing Cloth

PERCUSSION

  • Snare Sticks (Vic Firth - Tim Genis General)
  • Multi-Purpose Sticks (Vic Firth - SD12 Swizzle G)
  • Stick Bag (Vic Firth, or similar)
  • Drum Pad (Vic Firth - Slim Pad, or similar)
  • Students should have access to a Mallet Instrument (Bells / Xylophone) at home to practice mallet technique.  This will not be used at school but will be required for home practice.  If you do not already own this, please see your ensemble director for more information.

MUSIC STORES

All materials can be purchased at your local music store or online.