Students need an instrument of their choice to participate in the band program. Students need their instrument in time for use during their first class. We recommend setting up your rental in advance to ensure the music store has stock or rent it at our Band information Night.
Beginning Band students may pick from flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, baritone, trombone and percussion (snare drum and bells). Families can choose to purchase an instrument or rent one. There are many local music stores you may rent from. Most music stores also provide a rent-to-own option. We recommend students start out with renting, as quality instruments are a big investment ("Amazon" level instruments will not suffice) and repairs are costly. When you rent you can opt for insurance, which means no cost for repairs and no downtime while your instrument is being repaired. You will receive a "loaner" or are handed a working instrument on the spot.
We recommend renting from Bertrand's Music:
Reserve your instrument with the correct care package using this link:
9906 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92129
Phone: (858) 780-1812