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Band Director Essentials Summer Course: Flute, Clarinet & Saxophone

Band Director Essentials Summer Course: Flute, Clarinet & Saxophone

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In this 12-week class, you will learn all of the essential tips and tricks you need to keep flute, clarinet and saxophone students engaged in learning and playing in your ensemble with a high functioning instrument. Designed to help reduce the cost of repairs, and incentivize school districts to do small basic repairs ‘in house’ amongst their faculty, our short courses will give you the skills, confidence and ability to be of service to your classroom, campus and community of musicians who need small common repairs.

Our For Band Directors Only classes are on Saturdays for 90 minutes from 9am-10:30 am MT during June, July and August. Each class lasts for 4 weeks for a total of 12 weeks.

All classes will be recorded and be made available to you. Following the purchase of the course, we will send you details to register for it on Zoom. Enrollment is limited and when we run out of the ‘For Band Director Only Kits’ this course will be closed for registration.

Our course instructors are master woodwind repair technicians Bruce Marking, formerly with Powell Flutes/Buffet-Crampon and Christina Colston, from The Tuneful Tech.

COURSE DATES 

FLUTE: June 18, 25, July 2, 9

CLARINET: July 16, 23, 30 August 6

SAXOPHONE: August 13, 20, 27 September 3

The following is a list of supplies that will be sent when you enroll in the course. 

CLARINET PADS

 

10 – 8.5mm Valentino Greenback White pads

4 – 11mm Valentino Greenback White pads

2 -14mm Valentino Greenback White pads

6 -15.5mm Valentino Greenback White pads

10 – 8.5mm Cork pads

KEY OIL – 1 bottle
GLUE – Hot melt glue – 4 pieces
ALCOHOL LAMP
SCREWDRIVERS

 

-2 mm for saxophone and clarinet hinge rods

-3 mm for saxophone and clarinet pivot screws

-1.5mm for flute hinge rods

-2.5mm for flute pivot screws

PAD SLICK
PLIERS
SHEET CORK 1/16 for tenon and key corks – 1 sheet
SHEET CORK ASSORTMENT – 1 of each thickness
STEEL RULE (in millimeters)
CLARINET ASSEMBLY BOARD
FLUTE ASSEMBLY BOARD
SAXOPHONE ASSEMBLY BOARD
LEAK LIGHT
SAXOPHONE KEY LEVELING TOOL
FLUTE HEAD CORKS (2)

 

FLUTE TRILL KEY CORKS (2) – round disk – cut into 1/4’s and glue to spatula

FLUTE PAD SHIMS

 

– .1mm (mixed diameters) – 50

-.2mm (mixed diameters) – 50

SAXOPHONE FELTS – bumpers and disks (5 of each size)

From Home Depot or your local hardware store you will need to purchase:

Razor Blades – single edge blades
Denatured Alcohol – 1 can
Butane – 1 can
Micro Butane Torch
Q-Tips – 1 large package
DAP Weldwood Contact Cement- 1 container
Small soft paintbrush or toothbrush (bristles don’t matter) – flat bristled brush
Emery cloth  – 240 grit (for sanding tenon corks)
Emery board – pack of 10, or similar (for sanding key corks)
Cigarette paper – OCB un-gummed, or any brand with gummed edge cut off

And finally you will need to come to class with a Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone you can work on! 

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