Band Supplies & Vendors
For any new or returning Band student in need of an instrument, book or supplies for the 2018-2019 year, I have scheduled 2 Band Rental Nights in the Norterra Canyon Band Room during our first week of school. Representatives from Allegro Music and Music & Arts will be present to sell Tradition of Excellence Books and supplies, as well as rent instruments. Music & Arts will be here August 9th, from 5-7 p.m., and Allegro Music will be here August 14th, from 5-7 p.m. A reminder will be sent home with your child the first day of school.
Required Materials for Band Classes:
- Playable, working instrument with an ID Tag containing your full name, contact info., and instrument Serial Number– If your instrument is not working properly, show it to Ms. Belliveau immediately. If she cannot fix the instrument, it should be taken to a qualified repair shop as soon as possible (always remember to ask them for a “loaner” instrument while repairs are being made.)
- All music in a 1-inch, 3 Ring Binder/Music Notebook(plastic sheet protectors recommended), to preserve the various concert and contest literature that will be passed out throughout the year and used during rehearsals and performances.
- A pencil with an eraser
Percussion Students need SD1 wooden drumsticks, medium rubber mallets, and a stick bag
Brass Students need valve oil and trombones need slide cream (trombotine and a small spray bottle)
Reed Students need to have 3 bamboo working reeds or 2 synthetic “Legere” studio cut reeds at ALL times. Parents should buy their child a box of reeds each semester from a music store or online. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE RICO REEDS in the orange box. They may be cheaper, but the quality and cut of bamboo is VERY inconsistent and quality of sound is poor which can often discourage players.
- Clarinet reeds: “Mitchell Lurie” size 3, “Van Doran” size 2.5, or synthetic Legere size 2.50-2.75
- Saxophone reeds: “Rico Royal” size 2.5, Van Doran size 2, or the synthetic brand Legere size 2
5th Grade Band Students Only – Tradition of Excellence Book 1 is the required book for 5th Grade Band Members – these must be purchased from a local music store or at Rental Night. (see list of stores below).
6th Grade Band Students Only – Tradition of Excellence Book 2 is the required book for 6th Grade Band Members – these must be purchased from a local music store or at Rental Night. (see list of stores below).
7th & 8th Grade Band Students Only – Tradition of Excellence Technique & Musicianship Book – these must be purchased from a local music store (see list of stores below).
Music Stores based upon proximity to Norterra Canyon:
"Music & Arts" = 5350 West Bell Road #132 Glendale, AZ 85308 (602) 504-0206, http://www.musicarts.com/
"Allegro Music" = 8385 West Deer Valley Road #106 Peoria, AZ 85382 (623) 215-2214, http://www.allegromusicaz.com/
"Sam Ash Music" = 4402 West Cactus Road Glendale, AZ 85304 (602) 863-7746, http://locations.samashmusic.com/az/glendale/61/ (If you ask for Izzy at Sam Ash, students will be given a 10-15% discount)