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Band Supply List

Woodwinds and Brass ONLY

6th grade

All materials and supplies, including instruments, will be available to purchase or rent at our Instrument Rental Night on August 18th. If you have any specific questions please feel free to email one of the band Directors. 

1 inch 3-ring binder

Page protectors

1 box of pencils

2 cans of air freshener

7th grade

Books

Habits of a Successful Beginner Band Musician

Tonal Energy smartphone app

or

Korg Digital Tuner and Metronome

  • Be sure you have the correct book for the correct instrument.

1 inch 3-ring binder

Page protectors

1 Box of pencils

2 Boxes of Kleenex

8th Grade

Books

Essential Elements Book 2

Foundations for Superior Performance

Tonal Energy smartphone app

or

Korg Digital Tuner and Metronome

  • Be sure you have the correct book for the correct instrument.

1 inch 3-ring binder

Page protectors

1 box of pencils

2 bottles of hand sanitizer

Woodwind and Brass Materials

Woodwinds

Flute

  • Polishing Cloth
  • Silk Cleaning Cloth or Cheese Cloth
  • Key Oil
  • Small eyeglasses kit screwdriver

Clarinet and Saxophone

  • Reeds-Strength 3-Preferred Brand; Vandoren Blue box
  • Reed Case: Preferably one that can hold 5 reeds. 
  • Cleaning Swabs
  • Mouthpiece Cushions
  • Small eyeglasses kit screwdriver

 

Brass

Trumpet

  • Valve Oil: Preferred Brand: Al Cass valve oil 
  • Mouthpiece: Bach 3C mouthpiece
  • Polishing Cloth

French Horn

  • Rotor Oil: Preferred Brand: Hetman
  • Mouthpiece: Bach 7 or Schilke 31B
  • Polishing cloth

Trombone/Euphonium

  • Slide Oil: Preferred Brand: Al Cass slide/valve oil
  • Mouthpiece: Bach 6.5 AL, 5G, 4G (all are acceptable) 
  • Polishing Cloth

Tuba

  • Valve Oil: Preferred Brand: Al Cass valve oil 
  • Mouthpiece: Conn Helleberg 7B

The Directors

Mr. Ben Hembruch

director

Mr. Ben Hembruch is the Director of Bands at Horn Lake Middle School. Mr. Hembruch received his Bachelors of Music Education from Murray State University in 2013. There he was a member of the Wind Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, and the Racer Marching Band known as the Murray State Racer Band. 

Prior to teaching at Horn Lake Mr. Hembruch taught for 3 years in Kentucky and 2 Years in Memphis at First Assembly Christian School. 

The 2021-2022 school year will be Mr. Hembruch's 4th year at Horn Lake and his 9th year of teaching. 

Mr. Hembruch lives with his beautiful wife of 7 years, Jocelyn, and their two golden retrievers Sophie and Sunny. 

Mr. Micaiah Radcliffe

director

Mrs. Hannah Harris