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8th Grade Band

New students will need to have a reliable instrument every day for online instruction.  I am working with two music companies that can provide rentals, repair services, and supplies for your child’s instrument (Hill’s Music Shoppe and Music & Arts Centers).   Please remember---students are not allowed to start percussion as a beginner.

            Students will need the following items for band class:

1.  Essential Elements Method Book 1, for their instrument.  (This is used every day in class.)  NEW STUDENTS ONLY!

2.  Folding music stand (or something at home that will hold a method book/music.)

3.  If you play the flute, you will need a polish cloth to clean fingerprints off the instrument, a small brush to remove dust from keys, and a small cloth to clean the inside with your flute rod.


4.  If you play the clarinet or alto saxophone, you will need at least three good reeds at all times, cork grease, a small brush to remove dust from keys, and a swab to clean saliva from your instrument.  Saxophone players also need a neck strap and a polish cloth.


5.  If you play the trumpet or trombone, you will need to have valve oilslide oil/slide grease, and a polish cloth to clean fingerprints from your instrument.


Instrument Rental Information

Hill’s Music Shoppe--https://www.hillsmusicshoppe.com/  or 252-492-4116

Rental/Purchase Meeting--Wednesday, July 21 at 6pm, 

Zoom Link--https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/91655867951?pwd=OXNISXZCdyttbXpDdzdHTWUxMFV3Zz09

Fall 2021 Pricing Information


Music & Arts Centers— https://www.musicarts.com/rentals (just search by zip code) or 919-402-9270

Fall 2021 Pricing Information

Meeting letter in English and Spanish     

Date:   Thursday, July 22nd (In-Person) or Friday, July 23rd (Virtual)    

Time:   July 22 at 5:30 PM or July 23 at 6:00PM

Place:  July 22-Rogers-Herr MS Cafeteria or

            July 23-https://guitarcenter.zoom.us/j/93834607517    

Please contact Ms. Cammon if you have any questions or concerns at renada_cammon@dpsnc.net or Google Voice 919-886-4147.  

Use the Remind App to get information on your child's band class. Text @rhms8 to 81010.

Practicing is the only way that you will be able to improve your playing skills!

2021-2022 Band Policies (English) (Español)

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