• At the bottom of this page is an explanation of how to go about renting/purchasing an instrument. Please Email Mr. Scarbrough with any questions.

      -The vendors listed below all have instrument rental programs. Please check out their rates and consider getting your instrument and supplies from them.

      Absolute Music
      8175 S. Virginia (in Scholari's Shopping center by In & Out)
      -Visit their website for rental info

      Blue Note B's Horn Shop
      1155 West 4th ST, STE 118 (Reno) AND 1525 Oddie Blvd (Sparks)
      -Visit their website for more contact info  

      Carpenter's Music World
      2700 S. Virginia St.
      -Visit their website for rental info

      Guitar Center (Music & Arts affiliate)
      6663 S. Virginia St.
      -Rental website

      JamPro Music Factory
      9300 Prototype Dr.
      -Store website

      Music & Arts
      Online rental (delivers to home or school)
      -Rental website

      Music Fuze (Music & Arts affiliate)
      4690 Longley Lane, Suite 1
      -Visit their website for rental info

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      Band Instrument Rental/Purchase Procedures 2019-20

      Rental/Purchase Options:

      • Rent-to-own from a local music store (or online). Approximate Prices: $30-45/month for flute, clarinet, trumpet and trombone.  Saxes and larger instrument are around $50-80/month. (Some pricing can be found on the band website)

      • Purchase from a local music store or online (do not recommend this option for beginners). If you are going to purchase, Mr. Scarbrough is happy to give input about instrument quality and price. Remember- you get what you pay for.

      • Rent instrument from the school for $50 for the school year (Limited inventory- reserved first for those on the Free & Reduced Lunch list per district policy.). There will not be any school alto saxes available to 6 grade beginning band students 


      Rental Procedures:

      • From Music Stores: Families review prices from different stores (some store rental rates and info can be found on the Billinghurst Band webpage, info below) and then go in to rent/buy.

      • For School instruments: Parents who are in need of a school instrument submit a School Rental Application (can be found in the band handbooks on the Useful Band Documents link). The list of those in need is then given to our Principal to check Free & Reduced Lunch eligibility.  If the student qualifies and an instrument is available, Mr. Scarbrough will then send home a rental contract.  Students will not receive school instruments unless Mr. Scarbrough has received contract and payment.  Qualifying students still pay the $50 rental fee.
        • If you don’t need a school instrument, but would like to use one if Mr. Scarbrough has any left over after those in need have checked theirs out, please complete the form below as well.