Mr. Alvarado

Assistant Band Director

Hi, my name is Mr. Alvarado and I will be teaching beginning Percussion, French Horn, and Jazz Band this year as well as the Honor Band. Please stay up to date with my website and our Band iTunes U page as both will list important dates, events, and updates. Above you will see tabs that navigate you to each class page, these tabs will have more specific information for each instrument/class. I look forward to seeing all of our band kids soon!!

1st Period - Beginning Percussion

2nd Period - Beginning French Horns

3rd Period - Honor Band

4th Period - Symphonic Band (Assist)

5th Period - Wind Ensemble (Assist)

6th Period - Jazz Band Class

7th Period - Advisory

8th Period - Conference 


Chris Alvarado

Oak Run Middle School, Room 301


Conference: 2:43pm-3:30pm

Beginner Percussion Supplies

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  • Vic Firth Bell Kit Model #V8806
  • Innovative Percussion IP-240 Mallets
  • Vic Firth SD1 or IP Lalo Davila Snare Drum Sticks (Should be included in new kit)
  • A Fresh Approach to Snare Drum (By Mark Wessels)
  • A Fresh Approach to Mallet Percussion (By Mark Wessels)
  • A 1" BLACK Binder WITH RINGS
  • Pencil

Advanced Band Percussion Supplies

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  • Bell/Xylo Mallets - IP 902
  • Timpani Mallets - Vic Firth Gen3 Staccato (Optional for Symphonic & Honor Band)
  • Snare Drum Sticks - IP Lalo Davila (if a new pair is needed)
  • Marimba Mallets - IP 240
  • Stick/Mallet Bag - Must be Black!
  • Step-up Drum Pad - 12" Outlander Practice Pad with Rim (Optional) Model#: OLL

Beginning French Horn Supplies

  • Mouthpiece - Farkas MC
  • Ed Sueta Band Method Book for *Cornet/Trumpet*
  • Valve Oil (not rotary oil)
  • Slide Grease (chapstick style)
  • Mouthpiece Brush
  • Non-chemical Polish Cloth (Laquer)
  • Wire Folding Music Stand (Optional)
  • Cleaning "snake" for Cornet/Trumpet (optional)
  • 1" Black Binder with Dividers
  • Pencil

Pre-packaged supplies are not reccommended. There are items in these packages we do not use.

Jazz Band Supplies

  • Instrument
  • Instrument Supplies
  • Staff Paper Note Book (Click Here to Order)
  • Large Jazz Folder (Supplied by School)
  • Notebook Paper in Binder
  • One Pack of 4 Dividers
  • Pencil

Symphonic Band Supplies

  • Instrument
  • Instrument Supplies
  • Pencil
  • One 1" or 11/2" BLACK Binder (with rings)
  • Foundations For Superior Performance Book By: Williams and King (for your instrument)
  • One Pack of 4 Dividers
  • 1 Box of Kleenex (In addition to the box on your school supplies list)

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