Kingsborough Beginning Band
To Beginner Band Parents/Guardians
Welcome to Beginner Band year 2015-2016,
child is about to have one of most exciting time in their life: A
Beginner Band Year. The first week of school can be very exciting.
Beginner Band is one of those things that will make this year at
Kingsborough Middle School even more exciting.
the first week of school, your child will be selecting a Band
instrument to learn to play. We are here to help him/her chose the
perfect instrument. Once your child has chosen their Band instrument,
they will be given the following information to take home. This
information will help you chose the appropriate brand of Band instrument
and at a very reasonable price.
Beginner Band Instrument Information
following list is provided to aid you in the selection of musical
instruments you will need to provide for your child. The instruments
listed below are highly recommended for the success of your child.
Saxophones, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, and Tuba are provided by
the school. But in the case of the brass instruments, the parents need
to provide or purchase a mouthpiece (at a very reasonable price) through
the band program. In the case of the saxophones, your child must
complete at least one year of either clarinet or flute in order to be
considered for a school-provided instrument.
Percussion assignments are at the discretion of the percussion instructor.
are strongly cautioned against purchasing used instruments without
first consulting their band director. Pawnshop purchases are acceptable,
but need to be approved by their band director. Be advised that
additional servicing is often required for these instruments.
addition, instruments from Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, or stores other than
music instrument stores ARE NOT SUITABLE. These instruments are of a
very low quality and most instrument repair personnel will not attempt
to repair them and will not guarantee their work if they do.
instrument will require a playable mouthpiece. If your instrument does
not come with an adequate mouthpiece, you can purchase one through the
band program for approximately $30-$40.
The list of recommended Band instrument brands are as follows
- Flute: Armstrong, Gemeinhardt, Yamaha, Selmer, Signet, Bundy, Jupiter
- Clarinet: (wood, if possible) Buffet, Yamaha, Leblanc, Normandy, Noblet, Selmer, Signet, Jupiter
- Cornet/Trumpet: Bach, Blessing, King, Holton, Yamaha, Conn, Besson, Armstrong, Benge, Jupiter
Suggested Music Stores in our area:
Musical Instrument Service Jubilee Music Repair
328 W. Southcross 4048 North Pan Am Expressway
San Antonio, Tx 924-1330 San Antonio, Tx 227-1150
H&H Music Center Texas Discount Music
6123 Bandera Road 4379 E. Military Dr. #B
San Antonio, Tx 520-7948 Next to the Curve Restaurant
San Antonio, Tx 333-6100
Alamo Music Center High School Music Service
425 North Main 6016 West Avenue
San Antonio, Tx 244-1010 San Antonio, Tx 349-7225
a student has selected the Band instrument they will learn to play,
they will have until Friday, September 18, to acquire their chosen
instrument. Mr. Flores and Mr. Ruiz are excited about this years new students and are anxious to work with their new students.
your child still wishes to join the Kingsborough Middle School Beginner
Band, please contact any of the Kingsborough Middle School Counselors
and/or Mr. Flores or Mr. Ruiz through email or phone.