Brinton, Bush, and O'Connor Elementary Bands
Mesa Public Schools - 2018/2019

Band Materials

What does my child need for band?

There are a few things your child needs for band:

1) An instrument. Please rent one from a local music store if you do not own one or cannot get one from a family member or friend. There is a very limited supply of school-owned instruments at each campus. These are best utilized for families who cannot afford the cost of an instrument. Applying for a school-owned instrument does not guarantee the use of a school-owned instrument.

2) Method Book

  • All 5th Grade Students (Brinton, Bush, O'Connor)
  • 6th Grade Students at Bush

Essential Elements cover example

Essential Elements, Bk. 1. - This is instrument specific. For example: If your child plays clarinet, the title will be Essential Elements, Bb Clarinet Book 1. 




3) Instrument accessories necessary for your instrument. 

  • Flutes
    • Flute rod
    • A very thin rag 
      • About 2 inches wide and longer than the flute rod
  • Clarinets and Saxophones
  • Brass (Trumpet, Horn, Baritone, Tuba)
    • Valve oil
    • A sturdy rag
  • Trombones
    • Slide oil
    • A rag
  • Percussion
    • Drumsticks
      • "2B" or "General" 
    • Hard-rubber mallets (All normally included with a bell kit).
4) A WORKING PENCIL - Every student needs a pencil. Each instrument case has room for a pencil to be kept in it. Pens & markers are not allowed to be used in class for writing on music or assignments.

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The ***best*** way to contact me

Phone:  Brinton - (480) 472.4976

Phone:  Bush - (480) 472.8563

Phone:  O'Connor - (480) 472.7886

Concert Dates for Brinton, Bush, and O'Connor Bands

CLICK HERE (updated 09/21/18)

Recordings for Practicing

Recordings to play along with

Honor Band Materials

Music / Audition Application / Information Letter

Tuner and Metronome Apps

**Go here for the "waterfall tuner" app

Scale and Rhythm Sheets

Warm-Ups Sets A / B / C

Band Resources

Videos / Fingering Charts / Note Naming

Music Related Sites

Math, Science, and Coding

Resources for Visually Impaired Musicians

(under construction - Aug. 2018)