Class Materials List

FOUNDATION CLASSES

NGHBC provides any materials needed for your student's participation. 

PREPARATORY PROGRAM

NGHBC provides the music for your students.  Students are responsible for bringing additional materials listed below.

Prep 1&2:

  • Black folding music stand (Label this with a name!)
  • Black 1" 3-ring binder
  • Soprano recorder (needs to be "good" anything from Ken Stanton or Canton Music Shop; Yamaha is a well-known brand.  Don't get a recorder from a dollar store...

Prep 2:

  • If you want to purchase an Alto recorder, the students will have opportunities to play them, but the purchase is not required. 

 

Beginner Band

  • Instrument (with all necessary parts for playing, i.e., mouth piece, neck strap (sax), ligature (clarinet, sax)
  • Care Kit*
  • Black folding music stand
  • Essential Elements Book 1
  • 2 Pencils
  • Brass:  Hand Towel or Rag
  • Water Bottle (optional)
  • Clarinet and Saxophone:  4 Rico Reeds (Size 2 1/2)
                                            Mouthpiece Patch
                                            Rico Reed Guard

Intermediate and Advanced Band

  • Instrument (with all necessary parts for playing, i.e., mouth piece, neck strap (sax), ligature (clarinet, sax)
  • Care Kit*
  • Black Folding Stand
  • Essential Elements Book 2 (Intermediate) and Essential Elements Book 3 (Advanced) Please keep your previous versions of Essential Elements as we will use different selections from them across the ensembles.  
  • 2 Pencils
  • Brass:  Hand Towel or Rag
  • Water Bottle (optional)
  • Clarinet and Saxophone:  4 Vandoren Reeds (Sizes 2 ½ - 4)
                                            Mouthpiece Patch
                                            Rico Reed Guard

*You may purchase a care kit or buy these items separately:

  •    Clarinet: Thumb rest cushion, swab, cork grease
  •    Saxophone: Swab, cork grease
  •    Flute:  Cleaning cloth
  •    Brass:  Slide grease
  •    Trumpet, Horn, Euphonium, Baritone: Valve oil
  •    Trombone:  Slide cream, spray bottle

Treble and Concert Choir

  • Water Bottle (optional)