Did your child bring home a schedule indicating that they are interested in band? DON’T PANIC, we are here to help
Rental meeting with palen music on Friday, August 23rd
from 4 :00- 5:30 pm in the middle school band room
The meeting is come and go, you can show up any time between 4 and 6.
If you have any questions, please email Mr. Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you decide to rent from Palen, some information: you may rental/purchase, which means you rent the instrument and at the end of the term, it is yours to keep. If you decide to do this, you must pay the first months rent (usually $16-$32 depending on brand) during the rental meeting.
Here you will find all the information given to the students, as well as any updates.
The book we will be using next year is Ed Sueta Band Method Book 1. Percussion will get the Sueta mallet book, and also be required to purchase "A Fresh Approach to Snare Drum". All of these books are available from Palen music during the rental meeting.
Instrument Information (Brands and dates are outdated, please use the website for updated dates. If there is a conflict go with website)
These are the instruments offered during Beginning Band
A note of caution:
Instruments purchased on the Internet are often misrepresented and not worth the money paid!
Please allow a band director to assess instruments before buying. Students will not need an instrument until the annual Rental Meeting. Again, please don’t allow financial difficulty keep your child from participating in band. Let us know. We can help!
Approved Instruments if purchased outside of Palen:
Flute--Gemeinhardt Model 3 (open hole with plugs)
Clarinet--Buffet B12, Yamaha YCL-450, or LeBlanc
Mouthpiece- 5RV or 5RV Lyre
Reeds-Vandoren 2 ½ or Mitchell Lurie 2 ½
Alto Sax --Yamaha YAS23
Mouthpiece Selmer C*
Reeds Vandoren 2 ½ or Rico Select 3
Trumpet--Bach TR300 or Yamaha YTR-200
Mouthpiece-Bach 5C or 3C
French Horn- Instrument is provided by the band - Mouthpiece Holton Farkas 7
Trombone-- King 606, or Yamaha YSL354
Mouthpiece Bach 6 ½ AL
Euphonium - -Instrument is provided by the band - Mouthpiece Bach 6 ½ AL
Tuba- Instrument is provided by the band --Mouthpiece Conn Helleberg
Percussion--Once chosen, beginning percussionists will receive a detailed list of required items. You will need a bell kit and practice pad, a snare drum is not needed at all.