Required Materials

Please reference the following lists for required materials all students should have prior to summer band starting. There are material lists for all members, and specific instruments.

FOR ALL MEMBERS

  • TRB 1-Gallon Water Jug (to be purchased at Money Night on August 1st). Students should bring a large water jug until then.
  • Hat, Sunscreen, and Sunglasses.
  • Running style athletic shoes. High tops and Vans will NOT be acceptable for rehearsal attire.
  • Yoga mat or towel.
  • Pencil
  • Sidewalk Chalk (kept in a sandwich ziplock)
  • Fanny Pack. Yes- they're in style again!

FOR ALL BRASS, WOODWIND & DRUMLINE MEMBERS

  • White T-Shirt with minimal markings and extra colors to be worn at every rehearsal.
  • Athletic gym shorts to be worn at every rehearsal
  • Instrument
    • Large instruments such as bass clarinets, tenor/bari saxes, french horns, trombones, euphoniums and tubas are able to be rented from Taft for a one-time fee of $30 at money night. Upper brass and woodwind instruments should be provided by families.
  • Dot Book- a spiral bound book of note cards to mark drill sets. THIS DOT BOOK RECOMMENDED
  • Long black socks. No logos, no lines, no tint. Solid black.

FOR Color guard MEMBERS

  • Red T-Shirt/Tank Top with minimal markings and extra colors to be worn at every rehearsal.
  • Athletic gym shorts to be worn at every rehearsal
  • Dot Book- a spiral bound book of note cards to mark drill sets. THIS DOT BOOK RECOMMENDED

FLUTES ONLY

Bb CLARINETS ONLY

  • Flip Folder- available at all music stores or amazon.com here.
  • Extra flip folder pages- available at all music stores or amazon.com here.
  • Clarinet lyre- available at all music stores or amazon.com here.
  • Cork grease
  • At least 5 reeds- strength 3 or higher (Vandoren brand preferred)

BASS CLARINETS & SAXOPHONES ONLY

  • Flip Folder- available at all music stores or amazon.com here.
  • Extra flip folder pages- available at all music stores or amazon.com here.
  • Saxophone/Bass Clarinet lyre- available at all music stores or amazon.com here.
  • Cork grease
  • At least 5 reeds- strength 3 or higher (Vandoren brand preferred)
  • 2 Neck straps- one for rehearsals (any color), one for performances (solid black, no colors)
  • *Bass Clarinets - beach towel to lay instrument on

TRUMPETS HORNS ONLY

FRENCH HORNS ONLY

TROMBONES ONLY

EUPHONIUMS ONLY

TUBAS ONLY

DRUMLINE

FRONT ENSEMBLE PERCUSSION