Rubber Bands– in case your ligature bends or breaks. This is especially the case in a crazy band room where you might accidentally drop your ligature and someone steps on it. :(
Four Working Reeds in a Reed case!!!
Cork Grease– for tenon corks so that you may assemble clarinet easier
Clarinet Swab-If you have one of the polyester mix rectangles with a string attached for a swab, you can use that until you have the chance to buy something better. The cotton ones are better, however, cotton expands so make sure the cloth is extended when dropping the string down through the horn. Silk is better. :D
For mouthpiece– wipe with swab separately. Just use the cloth portion. You want to avoid dragging the string or the weight attached to the string through the mouthpiece.
Thumb Rest Pad A.K.A. “Thumbie”- to ease pressure on right thumb
Mouthpiece patches allow you to have a firm grip on your mouthpiece. When your upper teeth sit on the mouthpiece without a mouthpiece patch, you’ll notice that the mouthpiece wiggles around in your mouth. This keeps the teeth in place.
METRONOME/TUNER–Several music stores have these as a combo now. There are free metronomes AND free tuners online! There are also metronome and tuner phone apps! Oh the crazy times we live in!