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School Orchestra Material List

M. D. Roberts MIDDLE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA

MATERIALS LIST

 

Dear Parent or Guardian,

            Please use this list to obtain the correct instrument, size and additional materials. Take it with you when you go shopping.  Also, provided is a list of local music stores and their addresses and phone numbers (call first to find the best prices).  Ask about any beginning of the school year specials.  If you have trouble acquiring an item, please contact me.  I will do my best to help you.   Keep in mind the better the quality of instrument the easier it will be to play.  Purchasing an instrument from a catalog of a retailer like JcPenny, Sam’s Club, etc. or using Ebay, Amazon, or other websites is discouraged.  Also, the brands Palatino, Mendini, Cecilio, or instruments with no label inside are poor quality, avoid these as well.  Try to get a German or European instrument.  Look for ebony fittings, inlaid purfling, and four working fine tuners.  Some brands that have seemed to work well with past students are: Knilling, Glaesel, Strobel, and instruments from Mandarin Strings and Ron Sachs.  Also, I highly recommend a wooden horsehair bow.  Be sure to ask about insurance and maintenance policies.  Also, ask about the ability to trade-in the instrument for a larger size and/or better quality when the student is ready.  Be aware most music stores will do a credit check on the person to which the rental is made.  Cases look alike, please tag cases with the student’s name, address and phone number.  Please have the instrument by Monday, August 14, 2017.  I look forward to teaching your student the joys of music!

 

Thank you,

Ms. Long

Orchestra Director

 

 STUDENT _____________________________________________________

 

  • INSTRUMENT:            Violin   Viola    Cello          

 

  • SIZE:   ½        ¾         4/4       13’’      14’’      15’’      16’’     

 

  • Orchestra Expressions, Book: 1  (We will begin book 2 around February)

 

  • SHOULDER REST ___________     OR     END-PIN HOLDER _____________

 

  • ROSIN

 

  • SOFT DUSTING CLOTH

 

  • POLISH (Must be made for violin, viola, cello, or bass)

 

  • EXTRA SET OF STRINGS

 

  • NO.2 PENCILS

 

  • MUSIC STAND (FOR HOME PRACTICE)


To print, click on the document here: Orchestra Materials List at MD Roberts.doc

 

 

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