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Music Tech Lab at Green Acres

Students are practicing music on the keyboards in our lab at Green Acres.

Music Tech Lab at Green Acres

Students are practicing music on the keyboards in our lab at Green Acres.

Music Tech Lab at Green Acres

Students are practicing music on the keyboards in our lab at Green Acres.

Music Tech Lab at Green Acres

Students are practicing music on the keyboards in our lab at Green Acres.

Music Tech Students

Students are practicing music on the keyboards in our lab at Green Acres.

Music Tech Students

Students like to use their Noteflight.com accounts and Synthesia to compose and play music.

Music Tech Students

Students are having fun preparing for a music program.

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Green Acres Middle School Band

Band Supplies

Students will be using the 'Tradition of Excellence Band Method Book 1' for their instrument. The books and instruments will be available at a variety of stores and online sites for students to purchase. They need to have their instrument, book and cleaning supplies or accessories as soon as possible after school starts (School starts in August, 2016). If you have not been in the band before and do not have an instrument, you will need to try out instruments with Ms. Garrett before purchasing or renting one. See the list of supplies for each instrument below.

NEW - Our required band concert uniform for all Birmingham Middle Schools includes a white dress shirt with a collar, black dress pants and black dress shoes. We will purchase cummerbunds and bowties after school starts.

There will be a ($30) band fee charged in August, 2016 that will cover the use of a cummerbund, bowtie, book and some basic cleaning supplies. The fee will not cover transportation costs or outside events like Solo and Ensemble or Honor Bands.

(2015) Band Notice and Supply List Download PDF

Places to purchase or rent Band Instruments, Supplies and Accessories:
Local: Bailey Brothers
Local: Gadsden Music
Local: Art's Music Shop
Local: Music Alley
Local: Guitar Center
Cascio / Interstate Music
Woodwind and Brasswind
Musician's Friend

Tradition of Excellence IPS
The book includes a Video/Audio DVD and access to the Interactive Practice Studio (IPS) software that will correlate with the book and music.
Flute Clarinet Bass Clarinet

Music Book and Folder.
Care Kits might include:

  • Swab
  • Cleaning rod
  • Pad saver / swab
  • Silver polish cloth
  • Pad cleaning paper
  • Cleaning gauze
  • Key oil

Flute Kits


Music Book and Folder, REEDS Size 3 or higher.
Care Kits might include:

  • Swab
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Care Instructions
  • Reed Guard
  • Duster Brush
  • Thumb Cushion
  • Woodwind Mouthpiece Brush
  • Cork Grease
  • Pad savers for storage

Clarinet Kits

Music Book and Folder, REEDS Size 3 or higher.
Care Kits might include:

  • Large Swab
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Reed Guard
  • Duster Brush
  • Thumb Cushion
  • Woodwind Mouthpiece Brush
  • Cork Grease
  • Key oil
  • Large pad saver for storage in case

Bass Clarinet Kit

Alto Saxophone Trumpet French Horn

Music Book and Folder.
REEDS Size 3 or higher.
Care Kits might include:

  • Polish cloth for Lacquer Finishes
  • Sax Bore Swab
  • Reed Guard
  • Duster Brush
  • Woodwind Mouthpiece brush
  • Sax Neck Cleaner
  • Cork Grease
  • Instructions


    Saxophone Kit

Music Book and Folder.
Care Kits might include:

  • Valve oil
  • Tuning slide grease
  • Mouthpiece brush
  • Bore brush
  • Valve casing brush
  • Polishing cloth
  • Instructions

Trumpet Kit

Music Book and Folder.
Care Kits might include:

  • Cleaning cloth
  • Bore brush
  • Rotary valve oil
  • Tuning slide grease
  • Mouthpiece brush
  • Rotor string / Valve Cord
  • Instructions

French Horn Kit

 

Trombone Baritone (Treble/Bass) Tuba

Music Book and Folder.
Care Kits and Accessories might include:

  • Valve oil
  • Tuning slide grease
  • Tuning slide cream
  • Mouthpiece brush
  • Cleaning snake
  • Polishing cloth
  • Slide bow protector
  • Trombone stand

Trombone Kits

Music Book and Folder.
Care Kits might include:

  • Tuning slide grease
  • Tuning slide cream
  • Mouthpiece brush
  • Cleaning snake
  • Polishing cloth
  • Valve Oil

Baritone Kit

 

Music Book and Folder.
Care Kits might include:

  • Tuning slide grease
  • Tuning slide cream
  • Mouthpiece brush
  • Cleaning snake
  • Polishing cloth
  • Valve Oil

Tuba Kit

Percussion - Mallets Percussion - Concert Snare Other - Music Stand

Music Book and Folder, Mallets, cleaning cloth, Bell stand. Many mallets / bells come in kits similar to the one below.

Mallet Kit

 

Music Book and Folder, Drum sticks in size 2B or 5B, cleaning cloth, stand for snare drum, DRUM PAD. A snare drum kit would be similar to the one pictured below.

NO MARCHING DRUMS, CONCERT SNARE DRUMS AND BELLS ONLY.

Drum Kit

Other instruments may be added to the band if necessary and if instruments are available.

All students should have a proper place to practice their music at home each day. It is recommended that they also have a folding music stand similar to the one pictured below.

Music Stand

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