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    WELCOME TO THE HIGHLAND EAST BAND!

     
     
    Hey beginner band kids! You are going to love being in band! You won't need to bring anything special on the first day of band other than a pencil. We will talk about school stuff and instruments. 
     
    In beginner band, you will start on one of these instruments:
    Flute
    Clarinet
    Trumpet
    Trombone
    Percussion (auditions are held the first week of school)
    In some cases we may start other instruments like tuba or sax or french horn or euphonium but those are by director approval only.
     
     
    If you are worried about getting an instrument, don't worry about it. There are several affordable ways - facebook marketplace, craigslist, borrow from relative/friend, and instruments are also available to rent at the local music stores. Gilliam Music, Norman Music, and Palen Music are nearby and provide excellent service. Please explore other music stores as well.
    NOTE: Be careful when purchasing an instrument online. Sellers often misrepresent their item. Have the seller meet you at a local music store so the repairman can advise you of needed repairs.
     
     
    Supplies needed for band:
    Instrument 
    Cleaning supplies for specific instrument
    Traditions of Excellence Book One for specific instrument
    Pencil
    Later in the year we will use a binder with plastic sheet protectors but not until about December.
     
     
    If you are worried about purchasing an instrument, please send me an email. If your child wants to be in band we will make a way! 
      
     
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