• Brink Jr. High Bands 
    Recommended Instruments
     
    This is the recommended instrument list for beginner band students at Brink Junior High. This is an entry-level list only. For step-up recommendations, see Mr. Ortega or your private instructor. Instrument brands are listed in alphabetical order and are available at the music stores listed at the bottom of the page.
     


    All Instruments
     
    Band Book 
    Essential Elements 2000
    1. Book 1 - fall
    2. Book 2 - spring 
    Accessories
    Folding Music Stand 
     
     

    Woodwinds
     
    Flute (closed hole) 
    • Armstrong 104
    • Gemeinhardt AFL200
    • Jupiter 511S
    • Yamaha YFL 200AD
     
     * * * * *
     
    Clarinet (plastic)
    • Buffet B-12
    • Jupiter 631 NM
    • Jupiter 635 N
    • Selmer CL301
    • Yamaha YCL200AD
    Clarinet (wood)
    • Buffet E-11
    • Yamaha YCL34 
    Recommended Accessories
    • Vandoren 2RV, 5RV, or B45 mouthpiece
    • J & D Hite Premiere mouthpiece  
    • Vandoren 2½ reeds
     
     * * * * *
     
    Alto Saxophone
    • Selmer AS400
    • Jupiter 769GN
    • Yamaha YAS200AD
    Recommended Accessories
    • Selmer C* mouthpiece
    • Vandoren 2½ reeds
     

    Woodwind School-Owned Instruments
     You purchase book and reeds
     
    Oboe *
    • Jones Medium-Soft or Medium Oboe Reeds 
     Bassoon *
    •  Jones Medium-Soft or Medium Bassoon Reeds
     
    * It is recommended that students who choose oboe or bassoon take private lessons.  A private instructor can best make the selection of the reed that is most appropriate for a particular student.  Please contact Mr. Ortega for a selection of private instructors.
     
     

    Brass
     
    Cornet
    • Bach CR310
    • Bach CR300
    • Yamaha YCR2310 
    Trumpet
    • Bach TR300
    • Jupiter 606MRL
    • Yamaha YTR200AD 
    Recommended Mouthpiece
    • Bach 7C (specify whether cornet or trumpet)
     
     * * * * *
     
    Trombone
    • Bach TB301
    • Jupiter 332L
    • Yamaha YSL 200AD
    • Yamaha YSL354
    Recommended Mouthpiece
    • Bach 12C or 6½AL 
     

    School-Owned Brass Instruments 
    You purchase book and mouthpiece
     
    French Horn
    • Bach 7 mouthpiece
    • Schilke 31 mouthpiece
    Baritone
    • Bach 12C mouthpiece
    • Bach 6½AL mouthpiece 
    Tuba
    • Conn Helleberg mouthpiece 


    Percussion
     
    Percussion Kit (Drum Pad & Bells)
    • Musser/Ludwig M651RN
    • Pearl PK900
    • Vic Firth V8806
    Sticks & Mallets
    • Promark PK23 mallets
    • Promark SD-1 or SD3 drum sticks 
     


    Music Stores
     
    Gilliam Music Company
    2280 West Main, Norman, 321-0080 
     
    Norman Music Center
    317 W. Gray, Norman, 321-8300 
     
    Larsen Music Company
    4001 NW 63rd, OKC, 843-1573 
     
    Palen Music
    7701 N. Broadway Ext. OKC, 896-8111