**Since the District provides students with an oboe to use, SOME accessories are provided for students. However, it is recommended that students acquire the following for their personal use. **


* Please ask your director or private teacher for recommendations on the strength reed that you should purchase before placing your order. *

Jones Artist Oboe Reed


Peak SMS22 Music Stand - recommended for all band students for use at home

Volkwein’s Instrument Care Kit for Oboe - contains some of the items listed below

Volkwein's Cork Grease

D'Addario Double Reed Storage Case with Humidity Control Pack

Hodge Silk Oboe Swab


Protec Gel Cushion Oboe/Clarinet Thumb Rest

Hercules Oboe Stand

Interested in purchasing your OWN oboe?

Norwin is able to provide all high school oboists with an oboe for them to use at home and in their school ensembles.  Students are NOT required to purchase their own instrument but may if they desire.

Before purchasing any new or used instrument, it is highly recommended that students and parents do the following:

  1. Speak to your band director and/or private instructor about the desire to purchase a new instrument and seek their recommendations / guidance.
  2. Visit Volkwein’s Music in person, meet with one of the trained instrument salespeople, and test out several instruments before purchasing.

There is an overwhelming number of options available, including many very appealingly affordable instruments online.  Many of these instrument-shaped objects are extremely low-quality and are difficult to impossible to repair.  Therefore, the instrumental music staff at Norwin recommends that high school students consider the following Professional level instrument when purchasing a new or used instrument:

Professional - Fox Renard Artist Model 220 Bassoon 

*Professional = high school student with advanced-level skills who probably will continue playing their instrument after high school