Orchestra Supply List


West Middle School Orchestra Supply List

1. All students should own or rent a correct instrument (violin, viola, cello, or bass).
2. A class method book.
6th Grade:         “Measures of Success”, Book One
“Workbook for Strings, Book 1”
        7th Grade:         “Measures of Success”, Book Two
                            “Workbook for Strings, Book 2”
         8th Grade:         “Essential Technique for Strings”
                            “Workbook for Strings, Book 2”

3. A folding metal music stand (for practicing at home).
4. A shoulder rest for violin and viola students (I recommend “Everest” or “Kun” brands).
5. A rock stop for cello and bass players.
6. A pencil- Bring to every class.
7. A soft cloth to keep your instrument clean.
8. Rosin.

Resources for Instrument Rental and Supplies
General Music Stores

Mozingo Music- O’Fallon
 - www.mozingomusic.com
4689 Highway K, OFallon - (636) 300-9553

Band Instrument Service Company-St. Charles
 - www.bandinstrumentservice.com
1232 Harvestowne Ind Drive, St Charles - (636) 441-7707

St. Louis Strings
 - www.stlstrings.com
6331 Clayton Avenue, St Louis - (314) 644-6999

First String Violin Shop
3107 Brown Road
Overland, MO 63114-4911
(314) 426-1192

**** Important Concert Dates ****

All concerts take place at the West High School Auditorium (unless indicated). 
Students should arrive at 6:00 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:00 p.m.

All students will wear the WMS Orchestra uniform:  Orchestra polo shirt and black pants or skirts (no shorts).  The orchestra polo costs $16.00 and will be available in October.

Here are the dates for WMS orchestra events:
Monday, December 4th for 6th grade orchestras
Thursday, December 7th for 7th/8th grade orchestras
Monday, May 16th for 6th grade orchestras
Tuesday, May 17th for 7th/8th grade orchestras

The 7th and 8th grade orchestra will have more performances throughout the year.  I will email a list of those dates in August to everyone.