Supply Kit for Band Trips and Off-Campus Performances

Do you have a supply kit for band trips? Caring for our students while off campus is a huge responsibility. Here are some ideas of items you may want to take with you to be prepared for anything!

Paper supplies:

  • Roster of students
  • Seating Chart
  • Proof of Student Eligibility (if needed for contest)
  • Phone number of administrators and contest host
  • Medical release forms with correct signatures and UPDATED parent phone numbers
  • Pens, pencils, paper clips, tape
  • If your paperwork is digital, have your iPad and iPad/phone chargers

Medical supplies:

  • First aid kit (bandaid, baggies for ice pack, pads/tampons, ace bandage, you might ask your school nurse for ideas)
  • Medications ONLY if allowed by school and parents have signed consent – check carefully with you’re administrators! (specifically be aware of students who have need of epipens and/or inhalers)
  • If you have any parents who are medical professionals it’s nice to invite them to be a chaperone on any extended trip.

Uniform supplies:

  • Safety pins
  • Bowties
  • Black socks
  • Shoe polish

Musical supplies:

  • Emergency Repair Kit (click here for full article of top 10 items to include)
  • Tuner
  • Extra baton, scores
  • Extra reeds for each instrument, cork grease, valve oil
  • Extra mouthpiece/ligature for each instrument
  • Extra neck strap
  • Extra sets of mallets/drum sticks – Have a specific checklist for percussion and double check before leaving your school and before leaving the performance site.
  • Duct tape/electrical tape
  • Music (either take up all music to be sure it get there or have kids double check)

Related Reading:
How We Helped 98% of our Students Stay Eligible at a Title One School
Emergency Instrument Repair Kit
Dive Bombs – Better Low Brass Pitch Through Better Sound

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