8th Grade Concert Band

Prerequisites for the 8th Grade Concert Band include the successful completion of 7th Grade Concert Band. The main goals of this ensemble are the continued focus on the refinement of tone quality, technique, aural skills and music literacy in the band setting. A select number of students will have the opportunity to audition to be a part of the High School Marching and Symphonic Bands in addition to their placement in 8th Grade Concert Band. This ensemble meets every day during school and performs two concerts each year - one in December, and the other in May.

Supply List

7th/8th Grade Band

Foundations for Superior Performance for their respective instrument (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Percussion)

3-ring binder with page protectors

Pencil pouch and pencil

Clarinets/Saxophones will need Reeds (Rico strength 3.0), Reed Guards, Cleaning Swabs, and Cork Grease.

Flutes will need a Tuning Rod and Cleaning Swab

Trumpets, French Horns, Trombones, Baritones, Tubas will need valve oil (Al Cass), slide oil, tuning slide cream, cleaning brushes, and a cleaning cloth

Percussion will need drum sticks (Vic Firth SD1 General) and marimba mallets (Innovative Fundamental Series F1.5 Medium Marimba Mallets), and a stick bag.

*Anyone needing assistance acquiring items should reach out to Mr. Delaney at bdelaney@finneytown.org