Class Materials List


Babies With Buddies, Tuneful Tots, Mini-Musicians

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


Prep Strings:

Prep Recorder:

  • Soprano recorder - needs to be a good quality recorder (Yamaha is a good brand.) Big Note will have recorders available at our instrument fitting.

Prep Ukulele:

  • Black folding music stand (Label this with a name!)

  • Ukulele (NGHBC will have some available to rent for $30 or you can purchase your own.)

  • Book (more information later)


Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced

  • 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 1 (Beginner), 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: reeds (Sizes 2 ½ - 4)

  • 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

  • Water Bottle (optional)