Beginner Band

B.L. Gray Band Staff
B.L. Gray Jr. High Band
(956)580-5333 ext. 1798


BEGINNER BAND

 
Welcome to the B.L. Gray Jr. High Beginner Band Webpage.  On this page you will find helpful information on practicing to calendar information.
 

Beginner Band Handbook 2017-18.pdf

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*FOR CONCERTS:  Dress clothes

Men-dress slacks, shirt with collar, dress shoes (NO tennis shoes, shorts or jeans)

Ladies-dresses or, dress pants & nice blouse. (NO spaghetti straps, jeans, shorts or tennis shoes)

 

 

 
Reminder that everyone should be practicing.  Be sure to log your practice time on your Sharyland Beginner Practice Card each day. At the end of the week you should have a minimum of 150 minutes.  Please check out the articles link on How to Practice at Home.
 
 

RECOMMENDED BRANDS AND MODELS

  *Please contact a band director if you have or will be renting an instrument not on this list.*

FLUTE

Open holed model Yamaha (YFL 281) or (YFL 361 preferred)

Tuning/Cleaning rod, Silk or Cloth Swab, Key Oil, book and music stand.

 

OBOE

Yamaha YOB241 or Fox 333 Protege
4 Lesher medium soft oboe, reed holder, key oil, silk or feather swab,
 book and music stand.


CLARINET

(WOOD CLARINETS ONLY)

Buffet Crampon E-11, Yamaha 450N(no lesser models)

Mouthpiece: Vandoren 5RV Lyre (REQUIRED)

Ligature:  Rovner (REQUIRED)

Reeds:  Vandoren V12 - Size 2 ½ (Silver Box)

Cotton Cleaning Swab, Reed holder, and Cork Grease, book and music stand.

 

ALTO SAX    

Yamaha YAS-23 or YAS-26 (new model), Yamaha 475 only

Mouthpiece:  Selmer C*(REQUIRED)

Ligature: Rovner (REQUIRED)

Reeds:  Vandoren - Size 2 ½ (Blue Box)

Cleaning Swab, reed holder, polishing cloth, book and music stand.

 

TRUMPET

Yamaha YTR-2335 or YTR-2330 (new model) 

Mouthpiece: Bach 5B

Valve oil, tuning slide grease, mouthpiece brush, book and music stand.


TROMBONE

Yamaha YSL-354  

Yamaha YSL 448G, Blessing BTB-88-O, all with F attachment (RECOMMENDED)

Mouthpiece:  Bach 6 ½ AL

Trombotine slide cream, tuning slide grease & small water spray bottle, mouthpiece brush, book and music stand.

 

PERCUSSION

Pearl PK910C , Vic Firth Virtuoso Performer Kit V8806 w/wheels, or Innovative Percussion IPB10T

Percussion Bundle-SATK Ted Atkatz Signature sticks, mallet/stick bag, book and music stand.

 

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR SCHOOL OWNED INSTRUMENTS 

BASSOON – 4 La Voz medium soft reeds, silk swab, reed holder, book and music stand.

FRENCH HORN - Holton Farkas MC Mouthpiece, rotor oil, and tuning slide grease, mouthpiece brush, polishing cloth, book and music stand.

BARITONE – Bach 6 1/2AL small shank or Schilke 51D small shank mouthpiece, valve oil, tuning slide grease, mouthpiece brush, polishing cloth, book and music stand.

TUBA – Bach 24AW or Conn Helleberg 120S Silver Mouthpiece with pouch, valve oil, tuning slide grease, mouthpiece brush, polishing cloth, book and music stand.

 

ALL STUDENTS NEED:

 

1) Standard of Excellence Enhance Bk. 1 for their instrument.

2) Music Stand for home practice.  

3) 2 Pencils with pouch to fit into binder

4) One inch 3 ring binder

Recommended:   Korg TM-50 Tuner/Metronome or Tonal Energy App