Instruments

While some instruments are available to loan to interested students, it is financially impossible for the school to provide instruments for every student. Members are expected to acquire their own instrument whenever possible, either by purchase or lease/rent-to-own.

High Quality Instruments

High quality instruments are a must. Please avoid eBay and the very inexpensive brand instruments manufactured in Asia. Not only are they impossible to play in tune, but also, once something breaks, they cannot be repaired. A used high- quality instrument is much better than a poorly manufactured brand new one. Each student is expected to have his own instrument for class and at each rehearsal. If it should become necessary for the instrument to be repaired, please send a note to class notifying the teacher of it with the date you expect to pick it up.

Find your instrument  below for recommended brand and accessories.

Teague Middle School Band - Flute

Flute

Brands:  Yamaha, Gemeinhardt, Buffe, Pearl

Mouthpiece:  NA

Accessories:  Cleaning rod, lint free soft cotton cloth

Teague Middle School Band - Oboe

Oboe

Brands: Yamaha, Fox

Mouthpiece: Jones Reeds

Accessories:  Reed case, swab, two reeds at all times

Teague Middle School Band - Clarinet

Clarinet

Brands: Buffet, Yamaha, Selmer, Noble

Mouthpiece: B45 mouthpiece,   Rovner ligature

Accessories:  Reed Case, swab, three reeds at all times

Teague Middle School Band - Saxophone

Saxophone

Brands: Yamaha, Vito, Selmer

Mouthpiece:  C-Star mouthpiece,  Rovner ligature

Accessories:  Reed Case, swab, three reeds at all times

Teague Middle School Band - Trumpet

Trumpet

Brands: Yamaha, Besson, Holton, Bach

Mouthpiece:  Bach or Giardinelli, 5C mouthpiece

Accessories:  Valve oil, tuning slide grease, mouthpiece cleaning brush, cleaning snake

Teague Middle School Band - Trombone

Trombone

Brands: Yamaha, Besson, Holton, Bach

Mouthpiece:  Bach or Giardinelli,  6 ½ AL mouthpiece

Accessories:  Valve oil, tuning slide grease, mouthpiece cleaning brush, cleaning snake

Teague Middle School Band - Bassoon

Bassoon

Brands:  School owned

Mouthpiece: Jones Reeds

Accessories:  Reed case, swab, two reeds at all times

Teague Middle School Band - French Horns

French Horns

Brands: School owned

Mouthpiece: Giardinelli or Bach, II C8 mouthpiece

Accessories:  NA

Teague Middle School Band - Baritone

Baritone

Brands: School owned

Mouthpiece:  Bach or Giardinelli, 6 ½ AL mouthpiece

Accessories:  Valve oil, tuning slide grease, mouthpiece cleaning brush, cleaning snake

Teague Middle School Band - Tuba

Tuba

Brands:  School owned

Mouthpiece:  Bach or Hellenberg   24AW mouthpiece

Accessories:  Valve oil, tuning slide grease, mouthpiece cleaning brush, cleaning snake

Teague Middle School Band - Percussion

Percussion

Brands:  Ludwig, Bruno, Pearl

Mouthpiece: NA

Accessories:  Drum sticks, bell mallets, and xylophone mallets

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