Required Materials

(All students should have these materials within one week of their enrollment into the program.)


Required Books - We will supply these books for use at school, but there will be assignments in these books and it will be necessary for each student to have the book at home to practice.

Essentials for Strings by Gerald Anderson (All Orchestras - published by Kjos and available at Mike's Music)

Essential Elements Book 2 (Concert Orchestra)

Essential Technique Book 3 (Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra)



Violin and Viola:
Rosin, Shoulder Rest (this is a crucial element for correct fitting of the instrument. If a student cannot hold the instrument comfortably without the use his or her hands, a better fit must be obtained. See Mr. Denne if you have any questions), Extra set of strings (Dominant strings are a much better value than Red Label and strings can be obtained from online retailers - sharmusic.com or swstrings.com - for decent prices), Cloth to wipe rosin off of strings
Rosin, Rock Stop (for use at home), Extra A and D strings,
Cloth to wipe rosin off of strings
Rosin, Rock Stop (for use at home), Cloth to wipe rosin off of strings


All Choir Students:

Mr. Dogas will inform students of these items on Monday.



Required Materials

ALL STUDENTS must provide the following materials for rehearsals and sectionals...

CONCERT BAND (Woodwinds & Brass)

CONCERT BAND (Percussion)

SYMPHONIC BAND (Woodwinds & Brass)


WIND ENSEMBLE (Woodwinds & Brass)

WIND ENSEMBLE (Percussion)


All materials can be purchased at your local music store or online. The following stores have lists on hand to assist you:

Mike's Music - 4872 Montgomery Road - Ellicott City, MD 21043 - (410) 465-0700 www.mikesmusicmd.com

Music and Arts - Chatham Station - 9210 Baltimore National Pike (Suite W-7) - Ellicott City, MD 21042 - (410) 461-1844 - www.musicandarts.com

Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center - 11151 Veirs Mills Road - Wheaton, MD 20902 - (301) 946-8808 - www.chucklevins.com






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