Class Materials

Orchestra I (Beginning):

  • Book: Orchestra Expressions, Book 1

  • 1" black 3-ring binder with your name on it

- Include 3 dividers labeled Warmups, Music, Handouts

- Sheet protectors

  • Instrument, bow, case

- Violinists and violists: must have a shoulder rest

String Orchestra/Chamber Orchestra

  • Book: Habits of a Successful String Orchestra (class copy provided)

  • Instrument, bow, case

- Violinists and violists: a shoulder rest

- Cellists and bassists: a rock stop (for use in Auditorium, Gym, and other non-carpeted areas)

  • Soft cloth (to wipe strings free of rosin dust after playing)

  • Clip-on tuner or app (phones permitted only for tuning)

  • Rosin

  • A pencil

  • Luggage tag to label your instrument case


Orchestra II (Intermediate)

  • Book: Orchestra Expressions, Book 2

  • 1" black 3-ring binder with your name on it

- Include 3 dividers labeled Warmups, Music, Handouts

- Sheet protectors

  • Instrument, bow, case

- Violinists and violists: must have a shoulder rest

  • Soft cloth (to wipe strings free of rosin dust after playing)

  • Clip-on tuner (no phones permitted in class)

  • Rosin

  • A pencil

  • Luggage tag to label your instrument case



Materials you may want to have:

  • An extra set of strings for your instrument (in case a string breaks)

  • Tote bag to carry class essentials


See printable supplies list: Orchestra Supplies 2021-22