CONGRATULATIONS on choosing your instrument! Below are the list of supplies that you will need for band in August!

If you have not yet tried out instruments with the band directors, please contact prior to school starting. 

To rent/purchase your child's instrument and/or supplies
contact our local music stores. 



We have communicated with the following music stores and they have the exact list of supplies your child will need next year.












Can I be in band and other activities?

Yes!! Almost all of our band students are involved in sports/athletics, theater, choir, cheerleeding, art, and other activities at Hughes. We work closely with coaches and directors to avoid conflicts with other activities at Hughes so you can participate in both!

I have no prior musical experience. Can I still be in band?

Yes! Beginning band students are not expected to have any musical experience. We will teach you everything you need to know!

What Instruments are taught in Beginning Band?

Flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion.

To learn more about the instruments check out our Instrument Choices page!

How do I know what instrument I should play?​

Come to the instrument selection night on TUESDAY, APRIL 17 OR MONDAY, APRIL 7 to find out! There will be professionals here to help you try out each instrument so that you can find out what instruments you’re good at and which one you like the best! More info HERE.

What are the financial obligations of being in band?

Depending on what instrument you child chooses, there are different options for renting/purchasing your instrument. Most instruments can be rented from a music store for a small monthly fee as opposed to a large upfront cost. There are also some instruments that are rented from the school for only a fee of $50 per school year due to the high cost of purchasing one. We want all students to be in band if they want to! If you are concerned about securing an instrument for your child, contact a director so we can help!

How do I sign up for band?

To sign up for band, just select band as your #1 or #2 choice when you pick classes.
Then, make sure you come to one of our Instrument Selection Nights to choose what instrument you want to play! You can find out more about the instruments HERE!

What outside obligations are required for beginning band?

Not much! Students should be practicing 15 - 20 minutes a day at home during their Beginning Band year.

We will have no more than 6 outside rehearsals all year long. These will be leading up to the concerts and contests we have in December and April/May.