• 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) 
    • Gemeinhardt 2SP / 2SPA
    • Jupiter JFL511S / JFL700
    • Yamaha YFL 200AD
     
     
     * * * * *
     
     
    Clarinet (plastic)
    • Buffet B-12
    • 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
    • Jupiter JAS700
    • Selmer AS400
    • 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 CR301
    • Yamaha YCR2310 
    Trumpet
    • Bach TR300H2
    • Jupiter JTR700
    • Yamaha YTR200AD 
    Recommended Mouthpiece
    • Bach 7C (specify whether cornet or trumpet)
     
     
     * * * * *
     
    Trombone
    • Bach TB301
    • Jupiter JSL700
    • King 606
    • Yamaha YSL 200
    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)
    • Innovative Percussion
    • Pearl 
    • Vic Firth
    • Yamana
    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