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Congratulations!  You’ve been selected to play the CLARINET!

Students will begin playing their instruments on the second week of school.  It is wise to make arrangements now to secure all of the materials and supplies your child will need.  At the beginning of the school year, the music stores are extremely busy and the lines can be very long.  If you make plans now, your child will have all that he/she needs to begin band with the rest of the class.

What does my child need?

A solid, good quality beginner Clarinet and some supplies.  Many of these supplies will last for years, but as with any new activity, there are some necessary supplies to get for your beginner musician.

Clarinet Brand & Model Number:

Buffet E11
***This brand is important.  If you are interested in getting a clarinet that is different than what we suggest, please contact Mrs. Troutman and let her give you her professional opinion.  New or used doesn’t matter, but the brand does matter!

Music Store Supply List:

Vandoren 5RV-series 13 mouthpiece
Rovner Ligature
Reedguard IV
Hodge Silk Swab
Vandoren #3 reeds (box of 10)
Cherub WMT 555C Metro-Tuner with pick up microphone cord ***can substitute the app “Tonal Energy” along with a pickup microphone cord and adapter that will allow it to work with the student’s phone
Rico Neck Strap
Wire Folding Music Stand
Tradition of Excellence Book 1 for Clarinet

General Supply List:

Black 1” binder with pockets
Pencil pouch
3 working pencils
Page protectors (optional)

Famous People Who Played Clarinet:

Jimmy Kimmel (comedian/late night talk show host)
Julia Roberts (actress)
Steven Spielberg (director)
Gloria Estefan (singer)
Jim Carrey (actor)
John Williams (composer of famous film music, such as Star Wars)

Amazing Clarinet Players to Explore on YouTube:

Benny Goodman
Sabine Meyer
Pete Fountain
Sharon Kam
Stanley Drucker

Some Interesting Clarinet Websites:

International Clarinet Association:
Fun Clarinet Facts:
How a Clarinet is made:
History of the Clarinet:

Some Cool Clarinet Links:

Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Clarinet Intro:  

Flight of the Bumblebee:

Pink Panther Clarinet Ensemble:

The Smallest & Largest Clarinet do a Duet!

The Entire Clarinet Family: