Instrument Rentals and Purchases
We encourage all of our 7th grade and above students who play Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, or Trombone to purchase or rent their own instrument. Percussionists are expected to purchase their own sticks and stick bags. This allows students to better take responsibility for their equipment and give them extra investment in their music education.
Students are more than welcome to purchase an instrument. However, please be warned that when it comes to instruments, you get what you pay for. Good brands to purchase include Yamaha, Buffet, and Bach. There are others, but please research them before you purchase. If you are unsure, please ask your band director. NTune Sound and Music, in Abilene, will have good brands of instruments to purchase.
Renting an instrument is another option. We recommend renting from our music store, NTune, in Abilene. They offer monthly payment plans in a rent-to-own process. While renting, repairs on wear and tear are free. Also, once rental payments come to equal the value of the instrument, it becomes yours.
If you have any questions or concerns on this topic, please contact me.
Director of Bands