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Oak Valley Music Program Supply Wish List Summary

The supply wish list is available on the www.ovmsmusic.org website. Scroll to Orchestra and Band for more details. You may
contact Ms. Lazzari (llazzari@powayusd.com) or Mr. Nowak (mnowak@powayusd.com) if you have additional questions.

What do band and orchestra students bring to class?
Instrument case should be clearly labeled with name & phone number
Instrument Supplies - see list below
Music Binder (1.5 black 3 ring)
Music Books
o 6
th
grade band: Tradition of Excellence book 1
o 7
th
/8
th
grade band: Foundations for Superior Performance
o 6
th
grade orchestra: String Basics Book 1 or
String Techniques for Superior Musical Performance
o 7
th
/8
th
grade orchestra: String Techniques for Superior Musical Performance
20 plastic sheet protectors
20 pages of college-ruled notebook paper
Pencil with eraser

What instrument supplies do band and orchestra students use?
Reed Instruments
(Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone)
Brass Instruments
(Trumpet, French Horn, Baritone, Trombone, Tuba)

All: Cork Grease, Reeds, Mouthpieces, Cleaning Materials

Reed recommendations
4 working reeds (remember to replace reeds every 2 weeks or sooner)

Clarinet:
6
th
grade: Mitchell Lurie 3 or VanDoren 2.5
7
th
grade: Mitchell Lurie 3.5 or VanDoren 3
8
th
grade: Mitchell Lurie 4 or VanDoren 3.5

Saxophone:
6
th
grade: LaVoz Medium Soft or VanDoren 2.5
7
th
grade: LaVoz Medium or VanDoren 3
Advanced: LaVoz Medium Hard or VanDoren 3.5

Mouthpiece recommendations
If you are still playing on a mouthpiece that came with your instrument, it
is highly recommended that you get the following mouthpiece to help
with better tone quality and control of your instrument.
Clarinets: VanDoren B45
Saxophones: Selmer C star

All: Cleaning Materials

Trombones:
Bach 6.5AL mouthpiece
Small spray bottle w/ water in it
Slide cream or oil

Baritones:
Bach 6.5AL mouthpiece
Valve Oil

Trumpet:
Bach 5c or 3c mouthpiece
Valve Oil

French Horn: Rotor Oil, Rotor String

Flute - just your cleaning materials
Percussion
Stick bag with your name on it
Yarn Mallets
Drum sticks
Rubber mallets
Timpani Mallets
Orchestra
(Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass)
Tuner & Metronome (Orchestra & Band)
Shoulder Rest (violin & viola)
Tuner (digital tuner)
Fine Tuners on Violin, Viola, Cello
Rosin
Wiping Cloth
Extra set of strings in instrument case (all 4 strings violin, viola,
cello)

All students should have a personal digital tuner and metronome for
school and home use.
If your student has a smart phone there are free apps for
both Tuners and Metronomes. For example I Phone app
Tuner Lite and Pro Metronome (they have both free and
paid for both versions)
Also available in music stores, separately or combined. We
recommend the Snark tuner, especially for strings because it
clips on to the instrument and has a vibration sensor.