Equipment and Supplies

The following are the supplies and upgrades that we recommend to all Harrisburg Middle School Band students. There are other very good substitutions, but these are all outstanding..

Tuner/Metronome:

Korg TM-50 Combo Tuner/Metronome w/Contact Mic
Boss DB-60 Dr. Beat Metronome
Tonal Energy – Tuner/Metronome APP
Tempo – Metronome APP

Reeds, Mouthpieces, Ligatures, and Sticks/Mallets:

For Clarinets:

Reeds:

Vandoren
Rico

Mouthpieces:

B45
5RV Lyre
M13 Lyre
M30

Ligatures:

Rovner MKIII Clarinet
Rovner MKIII Bass Clarinet
Vandoren Optimum
Vandoren Optiumum Bass Cl

For Alto Saxes:

Reeds:

Vandoren
Rico

Classical Mouthpieces:

Vandoren Optimum AL3
Selmer S80 C*

Ligatures:

Rovner MKIII Alto
Vandoren Optimum Alto

For Tenor Saxes:

Reeds:

Vandoren
Rico

Classical Mouthpieces:

Vandoren Optimum TL3
Vandoren Optiumum TL4
Selmer S80 D

Ligatures:

Rovner MKIII Tenor
Vandoren Optimum Tenor

For Bari Saxes:

Reeds:

Vandoren
Rico

Classical Mouthpieces:

Selmer S80 C**
Vandoren BL4

Ligatures:

Rovner MKIII Bari
Vandoren Optimum Bari

For Trumpets:

Classical Mouthpieces (approximate timeline of recommendation):

Bach 7C – 5th Grade
Bach 5C – 6th-7th Grade
Bach 3C – 8th-12th Grade

Jazz Mouthpieces:

Bobby Shew Jazz
Bobby Shew Lead
Yamaha 14a4a

For French Horns:

Farkas MDC
Farkas DC
Schilke 30

For Trombones:

Classical Mouthpieces:

Bach 12C – 5th & 6th Grade
Bach 6 1/2 AL – 7th-9th Grade
Bach 5G – 10th-12th Grade
Schilke 51D
Denis Wick 4AL

Jazz Mouthpiece:

Schilke 47B

*Be sure you purchase the correct shank size for your instrument*

For Euphoniums:

Bach 12C – 5th & 6th Grade
Bach 6 1/2 AL – 7th-9th Grade
Bach 5G – 10th-12th Grade
Schilke 51D
Denis Wick 4AL

*Be sure you purchase the correct shank size for your instrument*

For Tubas:

Blessing 18 – Middle School
Conn Helleberg 120S – High School

For Percussionists:

Vic Firth Stick Bag
Vic Firth SD1 General Snare Drum Sticks
Innovative Percussion Yarn Marimba Mallets (James Ancona model)
Reel Feel Snare Drum Practice Pad
Pearl Concert Snare Drum Stand