• Approved Instrument Brand/Mouthpiece List – Decatur ISD

    Flutes Any: Yamaha, Pearl, Gemeinhardt, or Jupiter – WITH “OFFSET G” KEY (where available) –

    OPEN HOLED INSTRUMENTS PREFERRED

    REQUIRED-Tuning rod, polishing cloth and cleaning cloth 

     

    Clarinets

    Buffet E-11 ($) or R-13 ($$$), Leblanc, or Yamaha -- WOODEN MODELS Preferred 

    REQUIRED mouthpiece: “Vandoren 5RV Lyre 13 series” (included with rental from Sam Gibbs)

    REQUIRED Reeds: D’Addario Reserve or Vandoren, 3 strength, 1 box to begin with 

    (reed strength will change to 3 ½ during the year)

    REQUIRED- Swab, cork grease, and mouthpiece cushion 

     

    Saxophones

    Any: Yamaha or Selmer (other brands by approval ONLY)

    REQUIRED mouthpiece: Vandoren AL3 (included with rental from Sam Gibbs)

    REQUIRED Reeds: D’Addario Reserve or Vandoren, 2.5 strength,1 box to begin with 

    (reed strength will change to 3 during the year)

    REQUIRED - Swab, cork grease, and mouthpiece cushion 

     

    Trumpets (No cornets please)

    Any: Bach, King, Conn, Yamaha, Jupiter, Blessing, Getzen, Holton, Edwards, Adams – NO CORNETS

    REQUIRED mouthpiece: Bach 7C or 14C4 Yamaha (Mouthpiece included with rental from Sam Gibbs)

    REQUIRED - Valve Oil, tuning slide grease and cleaning kit with mouthpiece brush and snake.

     

    Trombones 

    Any: Bach, King, Conn, Yamaha, Getzen, Jupiter, Blessing, Holton, Edwards, Adams  - (NO PBONES)

    REQUIRED mouthpiece: Schilke 51C4 or Yamaha 51C4, Small bore (Large Bore for F Attachment)

    (Mouthpiece included with rental from Sam Gibbs)

    REQUIRED - Travel size spray bottle (from Walmart), Slide O Mix (2 bottles)/ Rapid Comfort (1 bottle) (NO SLIDE CREAMS), tuning slide grease and cleaning kit with snake 

     

    Euphonium (school provided instrument/student purchases mouthpiece and supplies)

    REQUIRED mouthpiece: Schilke 51D or Yamaha 51D equivalent, small bore 

    REQUIRED - Valve Oil, tuning slide grease

     

    Tuba (school provided instrument/student purchases mouthpiece and supplies)

    REQUIRED mouthpiece: Conn Helleberg standard

    REQUIRED - Valve Oil, tuning slide grease

     

    Percussion

    Yamaha SPK-285R and Salyers Intermediate Student Stick & Mallet Pack(ISP)

     

    ANY DEVIATIONS FROM THIS LIST MUST HAVE DIRECTOR APPROVAL!

    In addition to items above, ALL students are required to have:

    -Division of Beat Book 1A(brown) and 1B(red) for their individual instrument. 

    -A one inch binder or a folder with pockets and brads. (Any color)

    -Personal pencils/highlighters

    -One box of Kleenex

    BRASS PLAYERS -  A small towel or washcloth to catch any water that may fall from 

    your instrument during rehearsals.