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Congratulations!  You’ve been selected to play the FRENCH HORN!

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 French horn mouthpiece 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.  Your child will borrow a school-owned French horn that lives at home, and they’ll have one school-owned French horn that lives at school.

Music Store Supply List:

Holton MDC mouthpiece
Care Kit Essentials:  Rotor Oil, Mouthpiece Brush, Polishing Cloth, Slide Grease
Tuner with pickup 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
Wire Folding Music Stand for home practice
Tradition of Excellence Book 1 for French Horn

General Supply List:

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

Famous People Who Played French Horn:

Ewan McGregor (actor)
Samuel L. Jackson (actor)
Vanessa Williams (singer & actress)
Ariana Grande (singer)

Amazing French Horn Players to Explore on YouTube:

Stefan Dohr
Dale Clevenger
Michael Thompson
Sarah Willis
Andrew Bain
Tony Halstead
Barry Tuckwell

Some Interesting French Horn Links:

International Horn Society:
How a French Horn is made:
How a mouthpiece is made:

Cool French Horn Videos:

Tribute to John Williams:
Vienna Horns play Back to the Future:
Danila Galouza, Horn Solo: