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

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 trumpet 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.

Trumpet Brands & Models:

Yamaha YTR2335
Bach TR300
King 601
***Brand is important.  If you are interested in getting a trumpet that is different than what we suggest, please contact Mrs. Rogers and let her give you her professional opinion.  New or used doesn’t matter, but the brand does matter!

Music Store Supply List:

Bach 6C mouthpiece
BERP Mouthpiece #2 adapter
Care kit essentials – Valve Oil, Slide Grease, Snake Brush, Mouthpiece Brush, and Polishing Cloth
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 Cornet/Trumpet

General Supply List:

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

Famous People Who Played Trumpet:

Kesha (pop singer)
Richard Gere (actor)
Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers (musician)
Emeril Lagasse (chef)
Steven Tyler (lead singer of Aerosmith)
Tom Cruise (actor)
Prince Charles
Drew Carey (TV personality)

Amazing Trumpet Players to Explore on YouTube:

Chris Botti
Maynard Ferguson
Doc Severinsen
Allen Vizzutti
Wynton Marsalis
Louis Armstrong
Maurice Andre
Miles Davis
Dizzy Gillespie
Arturo Sandoval
Phil Smith
Bud Herseth

Some Interesting Trumpet Links:

International Trumpet Guild
Basic Trumpet Information:
How a trumpet is made:
How a mouthpiece is made:

Great Trumpet Music:

Mahler 5 Trumpet Opening:
My Funny Valentine by Chris Botti & Sting:
Hummel Trumpet Concerto by Wynton Marsalis:
Star Wars Trumpet Cover:
Northwestern Trumpet Ensemble: