Building Coordinators will need to arrange for a safe place at their schools to store BRAVO recordings, CD players, and other supplies used for BRAVO. A BRAVO cart is helpful, if one is available. Storage space might also be found in the school media center.

Provided Supplies

The following curriculum supplies are handed out at local MN BRAVO training sessions. Out-of-state BRAVO Coordinators must be sure that all volunteers receive these supplies before they attend training.


  • A BRAVO study manual. BRAVO lessons cannot be taught without using the study manual and a study CD for lesson preparation.
  • A 3 disc pack with a study CD, a Powerpoint/worksheet disc, and a BRAVO DVD

Required Supplies

Required supplies must be purchased by individual schools.

  • Commercial recordings of the musical selections for the school year.
    • These recordings are paid for by each school and are NOT supplied by BRAVO!
    • Each recording can cost from $4.99 to $15.99 depending on the recordings used and the availability of these recordings
    • Schools will need to buy recordings each year until the school owns recordings for all BRAVO! cycles

Optional Supplies

  • Rhythm Instruments: may be purchased from local music stores or borrowed from the school music teacher. Many BRAVO! programs have found it convenient to have their own supply of rhythm instruments. Chopsticks and lovely little brass Indian bells can be purchased from Pier One or similar stores and are useful for several BRAVO! selections
  • Books and Videos: Books and videos are suggested in the BRAVO! study manuals and can be purchased online. Most school libraries are happy to order books, recordings and DVDʼs, as requested by the BRAVO Building Coordinator.


  • A list of required recordings will be provided by BRAVO!
  • Check to see if any of the musical selections are available from your school music teacher or your school library. If so, ask for permission to use them.
  • Before September, Building Coordinators should order the required recordings
  • The school parent organization often provides funds for these records. The Building Coordinator makes funding requests to the parent organization.
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