Recommended Accessories

Here are the recommended mouthpieces and maintenance supplies for each instrument:

Tuner/Metronome:

Korg TM-50 Combo Tuner/Metronome w/Contact Mic
Tonal Energy – Tuner/Metronome APP

Reeds & Oil:

For Clarinets:
Strengths: 2.5 (5th); 3 (6th); 3.5 (7th-8th); 4 (HS) [Select Strength on Amazon Page]
Vandoren Blue Box (Good)
Vandoren V12 (Better)
Vandoren Rue Lepec (Best*)
Vandoren V21 (Best*)
*For stronger players

For Bass Clarinets:
Strengths: 2.5 (6th); 3 (7th-8th); 3.5-4 (HS) [Select Strength on Amazon Page]
Vandoren Blue Box (Good)
Vandoren V12 (Better)

For Alto Sax:
Strengths: 2.5 (5th); 3 (6th); 3.5 (7th-8th); 4 (HS) [Select Strength on Amazon Page]
Classical:
Vandoren Blue Box
Vandoren V12
Jazz (Choice based on personal preference):
Vandoren Java (A good starting point)
Vandoren Java RED
Vandoren V16
Vandoren ZZ

For Tenor Sax:
Strengths: 2.5 (6th); 3 (7th-8th); 3.5-4 (HS) [Select Strength on Amazon Page]
Classical:
Vandoren Blue Box
Vandoren V12
Jazz (Choice based on personal preference):
Vandoren Java (A good starting point)
Vandoren Java RED
Vandoren V16
Vandoren ZZ

For Bari Sax:
Strengths: 2 (6th); 2.5 (7th-8th); 3 (HS) [Select Strength on Amazon Page]
Classical:
Vandoren Blue Box
Jazz (Choice based on personal preference):
Vandoren Java (A good starting point)
Vandoren Java RED
Vandoren ZZ

For Trumpet/Euphonium/Tuba:
Valve Oil:
Blue Juice (Good)
Al Cass (Better)
Monster (Best)
Slide Oil:
Monster Slide Oil
Tuning Slide Grease:
Monster TSG

For Trombone:
Slide Oil:
Slide-O-Mix
Tuning Slide Grease:
Monster TSG

Mouthpieces & Ligatures:

For Clarinets:
Mouthpieces:
B45
5RV Lyre
M13 Lyre
M30
Ligatures:
Rovner MKIII Clarinet
Rovner MKIII Bass Clarinet
Vandoren Optimum
Vandoren Optiumum Bass Cl

For Alto Saxes:
Classical Mouthpieces:
Vandoren Optimum AL3
Selmer S80 C*
Ligatures:
Rovner MKIII Alto
Vandoren Optimum Alto

For Tenor Saxes:
Classical Mouthpieces:
Vandoren Optimum TL3
Vandoren Optiumum TL4
Selmer S80 D
Ligatures:
Rovner MKIII Tenor
Vandoren Optimum Tenor

For Bari Saxes:
Classical Mouthpieces:
Selmer S80 C**
Vandoren BL4
Ligatures:
Rovner MKIII Bari
Vandoren Optimum Bari

For Trumpets:
Classical Mouthpieces:
Bach 7C – 5th & 6th Grade
Bach 5C – 7th-9th Grade
Bach 3C – 10th-12th Grade
Jazz Mouthpieces:
Bobby Shew Jazz
Bobby Shew Lead
Allen Vizzutti
Roger Ingram

For French Horns:
Farkas MDC
Farkas DC
Schilke 30

For Trombones:
Classical Mouthpieces:
Bach 12C – 5th & 6th Grade
Bach 6 1/2 AL – 7th-9th Grade
Bach 5G – 10th-12th Grade
Schilke 51D
Denis Wick 4AL
Jazz Mouthpiece:
Schilke 47B
*Be sure you purchase the correct shank size for your instrument*

For Euphoniums:
Bach 12C – 5th & 6th Grade
Bach 6 1/2 AL – 7th-9th Grade
Bach 5G – 10th-12th Grade
Schilke 51D
Denis Wick 4AL
Denis Wick SM3X
*Be sure you purchase the correct shank size for your instrument*

For Tubas:
Blessing 18 – Middle School
Conn Helleberg 120S – High School

Maintenance Supplies

For Flutes:
Flute Pad Saver
Flute Swab

For Clarinets:
Single-Reed Mouthpiece Swab
Clarinet Swab
Bass Clarinet Swab

For Alto Saxes:
Single-Reed Mouthpiece Swab
Alto Sax Swab
Alto Sax Pad Saver
Alto Sax Neck Saver
Alto Sax Bell Brush
Alto/Tenor Mouthpiece Saver
Single-Reed Mouthpiece Brush

For Tenor Saxes:
Single-Reed Mouthpiece Swab
Tenor Sax Swab
Tenor Sax Neck Saver
Tenor Sax Pad Saver
Tenor Sax Bell Brush
Alto/Tenor Mouthpiece Saver
Single-Reed Mouthpiece Brush

For Brass:
Brass Mouthpiece Brush
Brass Saver Trumpet
Brass Saver Trombone
Brass Saver Baritone/Tuba
Brass Saver French Horn

Mutes:

For Trumpet:
Denis Wick Straight Mute
Denis Wick Cup Mute
Denis Wick Harmon Mute
Denis Wick Practice Mute
Jo Ral Bubble Mute – Jazz

For French Horn:
Denis Wick Stop Mute
Denis Wick Straight Mute
Denis Wick Practice Mute

For Trombone:
Denis Wick Straight Mute
Denis Wick Cup Mute
Denis Wick Harmon Mute
Denis Wick Practice Mute

For Euphonium:
Denis Wick Straight Mute
Denis Wick Practice Mute

For Tuba:
Denis Wick Straight Mute
Denis Wick Practice Mute