The school provides larger and “rare” instruments that are often more expensive than is realistic for a student to own.
Piccolo, Tenor and Baritone saxophones, Bass Clarinets, Oboes, Bassoons, French horns, Baritones, Tubas and Percussion will be provided. When appropriate and available, a student may get both a marching and concert instrument. Percussionists should provide their own basic set of sticks/mallets.
Students who play Trumpet, Trombone, Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, and Flute are expected to provide and perform on their own instrument. (If you have a “step-up” or professional instrument, use your beginner instrument for marching season. After marching season, bring the better quality instrument in for concert band!)
During Marching Season: Oboes and Bassoon Players will have some choices. You may perform on the instrument on which you started band (if you started on a non-double reed), or you may perform with the mallet section (marimba, xylophone, bells, etc), or you may learn a brass instrument such as French horn, tuba or baritone. Most of our double reed players have had success with this and have continued on into college while remaining all-state or better oboists or bassoonists during concert season.