Suggested Materials

Band

Woodwinds

Reeds: Rico Royal (Blue Box) or Vandoren

Marching Band Season Reeds: Legere (plastic reeds) or Rico Plasticover (plastic-dipped reeds)

NOTE: Suggested marching band season reeds do NOT need to be soaked!


If you are switching reeds, here is a comparison guide for relative strengths provided by Legere.

Brass

Mouthpieces:

Trumpet:

French Horn:

Trombone/Euphonium: Beginner – Bach/Faxx 12C or 6 1/2AL; Intermediate – Bach/Faxx 5G

Tuba:

Percussion

Concert Snare Drum Sticks: Vic Firth SD1, Promark Concert Two

General Purpose Keyboard Mallets:

Marching Snare Drum Sticks: Promark DC-50

Marching Tenor Sticks:

Orchestra

Violin Strings: Thomastik Dominant or Thomastik Alphayue

Viola, Cello, and Bass Strings: D’Addario Helicore or Thomastik Spirocore

Violin, Viola, Cello Rosins: Jade L’Opera, Pirastro Goldflex, Original Bernadel

Bass Rosin: Pops Bass Rosin