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

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?

We will provide a school-owned oboe for a small fee.  There are also several supplies your child needs.  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.

Oboe Supplies Needed from a Music Store:

Singing Dog Reeds (3)
***This brand is important.  The private lesson teacher will let you know if another brand is needed.  The lesson teacher can also make small adjustments that make a big difference.

Hodge/Fox Reed Case
Hodge Silk Swab
Cork Grease
Cherub Metro-Tuner with pick up microphone cord
Wire Folding Music Stand
Tradition of Excellence Book 1 for Oboe

General Supply List:

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

Famous People Who Played Oboe:

Jennifer Lawrence (actress)
Julia Roberts (actress)
Chester Pitts (NFL star)
Miranda Cosgrove (actress)

Amazing Oboe Players to Explore on YouTube:

Albrecht Mayer
Eugene Izotov
Katherine Needleman

Some Interesting Oboe Websites:

International Double Reed Society:  http://www.idrs.org/
How an Oboe is Made:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSRN1UMbjvg
How an Oboe Reed is Made:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AGRw-5biGk
Basic Oboe Information:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNBsgfh4UMY

Some Fun Oboe Links:

“Oboe World” Students Playing Oboe:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwraKgPXqR8
Flight of the Bumblebee:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki4dN7xmtLc
Adele’s Rolling in the Deep for Oboe Ensemble:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mbjzAMD8jg