Equipment and Supplies2018-08-03T16:26:37+00:00
The following are equipment, supplies, and step-up instruments that we recommend to 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

Instrument Specific Recommendations:

Maintenance Supplies:
Flute Pad Saver
Flute Swab

Step-Up Instruments:
Azumi – AZ2SRBO
Azumi – AZ3SRBO
Sonare – PS51BEF
Sonare – PS61BEF
Sonare – PS75BEFK
Haynes – Any Model
Powell – Any Model
Maintenance Supplies:

Step-Up Instruments:
Oboe
Yamaha – YOB441A
Fox – Any Model
Loree – Any Model
Bassoon
Fox Renard – 220
Fox Renard – 222
Selmer – 1432B

Reeds:
Mitchell Lurie (2 1/2 or 3)

Mouthpieces:

B45
5RV Lyre
M13 Lyre
M30

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

Maintenance Supplies:
Single-Reed Mouthpiece Swab
Clarinet Swab
Bass Clarinet Swab

Step-Up Instruments:
Clarinet
Buffet – E-11*(better)
Buffet – E12F
Buffet – R-13*(best)
Yamaha – VR
Bass Clarinet
Yamaha – YCL-621
Buffet – BC1180
Buffet – 1193

Reeds:
La Voz (medium or medium soft)

Classical Mouthpieces:

Vandoren Optimum AL3
Selmer S80 C*

Ligatures:
Rovner MKIII Alto
Vandoren Optimum Alto

Maintenance Supplies:
Single-Reed Mouthpiece Swab
Alto Sax Swab
Alto Sax Pad Saver
Alto Sax Neck Saver
Alto Sax Bell Brush
Alto/Tenor Mouthpiece Saver
Single-Reed Mouthpiece Brush

Step-Up Instruments:
Yanagisawa – A-992
Keilwerth – SX90R
Selmer – Reference 54
Yamaha – YAS-62III
Yamaha – YAS-82ZII
Reeds:
La Voz (medium or medium soft)

Classical Mouthpieces:

Vandoren Optimum TL3
Vandoren Optiumum TL4
Selmer S80 D

Ligatures:
Rovner MKIII Tenor
Vandoren Optimum Tenor

Maintenance Supplies:
Single-Reed Mouthpiece Swab
Tenor Sax Swab
Tenor Sax Neck Saver
Tenor Sax Pad Saver
Tenor Sax Bell Brush
Alto/Tenor Mouthpiece Saver
Single-Reed Mouthpiece Brush

Step-Up Instruments:
Keilwerth – SX90R
Selmer – Reference 54
Yamaha – YTS-62III
Yamaha – YTS-82Z
Yanagisawa – T-992
Reeds:
Vandoren
Rico

Classical Mouthpieces:

Selmer S80 C**
Vandoren BL4

Ligatures:
Rovner MKIII Bari
Vandoren Optimum Bari

Maintenance Supplies:

Step-Up Instruments:
Classical Mouthpieces:
Bach 7C – 5th & 6th Grade
Bach 5C – 7th-9th Grade
Bach 3C – 10th-12th Grade

Jazz Mouthpieces:
Bobby Shew Jazz
Bobby Shew Lead
Yamaha 14a4a

Maintenance Supplies:
Brass Mouthpiece Brush
Brass Saver Trumpet

Step-Up Instruments:
Bach – 180S37 Strad*
Bach – AB190S Artisan*
Schilke – Any Model

Mutes:
Denis Wick Straight Mute
Denis Wick Cup Mute
Denis Wick Harmon Mute
Denis Wick Practice Mute
Jo Ral Bubble Mute – Jazz
Mouthpieces:
Farkas MDC
Farkas DC
Schilke 30

Maintenance Supplies:
Brass Mouthpiece Brush
Brass Saver French Horn

Step-Up Instruments:
Conn – 8D
Yamaha – YHR-668NII

Mutes:
Denis Wick Stop Mute
Denis Wick Straight Mute
Denis Wick Practice Mute
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*

Maintenance Supplies:
Brass Mouthpiece Brush
Brass Saver Trombone

Step-Up Instruments:
Bach – 42BO
Conn – 88HO*
Edwards – Any Model
Shires – Any Model

Mutes:
Denis Wick Straight Mute
Denis Wick Cup Mute
Denis Wick Harmon Mute
Denis Wick Practice Mute
Mouthpieces:
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*

Maintenance Supplies:
Brass Mouthpiece Brush
Brass Saver Baritone/Tuba

Step-Up Instruments:
Besson – Sovereign
Besson – Prestige
Miraphone – M5050
Wilson – 2900S

Mutes:
Denis Wick Straight Mute
Denis Wick Practice Mute
Mouthpieces:
Blessing 18 – Middle School
Conn Helleberg 120S – High School

Maintenance Supplies:
Brass Mouthpiece Brush
Brass Saver Baritone/Tuba
Step-Up Instruments:
Jupiter – 482 (3/4)
Mienl Weston – 195
Miraphone – 1291
Miraphone – 191
Miraphone – 186
B&S – 3301

Mutes:
Denis Wick Straight Mute
Denis Wick Practice Mute