Saugatuck Middle School Supply Lists
As of September 2016 students are no longer allowed to tote their backpacks into classrooms. Their teachers highly recommend that students obtain a pencil pouch to carry their small supplies and charge cords to class.
All Students--A copy of the book “Essential Elements for Band, Book 1” for your child’s specific instrument. Note: Older versions of the book are titled “Essential Elements for Band 2000.” These are essentially the same book.
Percussion--A bag of drumsticks and mallets, available at Meyer Music in Holland..
Brass--An instrument in good, working order and of reputable brand (contact Mr. Holtz if you have any questions on brands). Valve oil, a polishing cloth, slide grease, and a cleaning snake. These are all available at Meyer Music in Holland.
Woodwinds--An instrument in good, working order and of reputable brand (contact Mr. Holtz if you have any questions on brands). Clarinet/Saxophone--A box of reeds (2 or 2.5 hardness), cork grease, and a cleaning swab. Flute--polishing cloth and a cleaning swab. Oboe--two medium soft reeds and a cleaning swab.
As listed in 6th grade, with the following adjustments:
All students--A copy of “Essential Elements, Book 2”
Clarinet/Saxophone--A box of reeds (2.5 or 3 hardness)
Oboe--2 medium hard reeds
Materials will be sent home in a letter this summer, with required materials listed.