STARTING AN INSTRUMENT
5th grade BAND and ORCHESTRA
WE SUGEST YOU RENT, NOT BUY...for the first year.
PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR YOUR 1st LESSON. Bring your INSTRUMENT, LESSON BOOK, SUPPLIES and a PENCIL!
WHEN SHOULD I RENT MY INSTRUMENT? We recommend late summer so you are prepared for your first and very important lesson.
WHERE DO I RENT MY INSTRUMENT?
Local businesses that we have used with success:
K & S Music
61 Industrial Rd, Berkeley Heights, NJ
908-790-0400, Ext. 20, ask for Ken, he services our building.
Instrument Rentals delivered or picked up at RFIS. Click for Website: K&S Instrument Rentals
Flemington students use DISCOUNT CODE: 5915 for a 5 month rental, 5910 for a 10 month rental.
Hunterdon Music Inc. next to Rita’s Ices and Lisa’s Deli
11 State Route 12, Flemington, NJ 08822
Click for Website: HMI
Click here for the HMI Rental Contract (New)
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Allstar Music Empire Next to Shields Gymnastics
17 Minneakoning Rd., Flemington, NJ
Click for Website: Allstar Music
Mon-Thur 10:30-8:30, Fri 10:30-6:00
Guitar Center at the Somerville Circle
401 Rt 28, Raritan, NJ 08869
Click for Website: Guitar Center
Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-7pm
INSTRUMENT SUPPLIES NEEDED:
Instrument, Rosin (should be included in the case), Essential Elements 2000, Book 1, Music stand, Cotton rag 12x12, (old t-shirt or washcloth are fine)
Violin and Viola students: MUST have a Shoulder Rest (Kun, Everest or Wolf is recommended). Students must be present when renting so they can be sized properly.
FLUTES and CLARINETS:
Instrument, ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS, BOOK 1, Cotton rag 12x12, (old t-shirt or handkerchief are fine)
Clarinet Students: 2 & ½ Reeds (approx. 6 to start) Cork grease & swab should come with the rental.
BRASS Instruments (Trumpet, Baritone Horn, Trombone):
Instrument, ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS BOOK 1, Cotton Rag (old t-shirt or washcloth, 12x12), Valve or Slide Oil, Music stand for home practice.
PERCUSSION: (please wait until this choice is confirmed by the music teachers before acquiring your supplies) Percussionists must bring their kit to the FIRST LESSON ONLY. Afterwards they only bring their sticks and music.
Percussion Kit (includes Bells with stand, Drum pad, sticks and mallets), ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS, BOOK 1, Music stand.
If you don't see your lesson on your schedule, your homeroom teachers will have schedules posted. If you are not sure when your lesson is, bring your instrument anyway and you can store it in the band or orchestra room! If you are confused about the schedule, don't worry, we'll work through it together. We can't wait to get started!
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