Local Music Stores and Rental Options

  • -At the bottom of this page is an explanation of how to go about renting/purchasing an instrument. 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)

    Blue Note B's Horn Shop
    1525 Oddie Blvd (Sparks)

    Blue Note B's - Website

    Carpenter's Music World
    2700 S. Virginia St.
    Carpenter's Music - Website

    JamPro Music Factory
    9300 Prototype Dr.
    Store Website


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

    Guitar Center 
    6663 S. Virginia St.

    Music Fuze 
    4690 Longley Lane, Suite 1

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    Band Instrument Rental/Purchase Procedures

    It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that families purchase/rent their own instrument from a local music store or online retailer. School instrument supply is extremely limited and families in the FRL program and returning students with specialized instruments (tenor/bari sax, subas, etc.) will take priority. If a student must rent a school instrument, there is a $50 rental fee. Payments can be made using cash or check (made out to MHMS Band). Payment options are available. 

    Rental/Purchase Options: 

    • Rent-to-own from a local music store (or online).  Prices: $30-45/month for flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and trombone. 
    • 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. 
    • School instrument rentals are available at $50 per instrument for the school year. This fee is required of percussionists at $50 per year. Limited inventory on popular instruments (trumpets, trombones, clarinets, flutes, alto saxophone)School instruments are prioritized by grade and experience level. Larger instruments such as Baritone Saxophones, Tubas, and Percussion are available through the school.

    Rental Procedures: 

    • Music Stores: Families review prices from different stores and then go in to rent 
    • School–owned instruments: Parents who are in need of a school instrument submit a School Rental Application. Instruments are distributed on first come first serve basis, but prioritized by experience and grade level.  For all school-owned instruments, Mr. Scarbrough will then send home a rental contract.  Students will not receive school instruments unless Mr. Scarbrough has received contract and payment for each instrument. Each instrument has a required $50 rental fee. PLEASE NOTE: All percussionists must pay a rental fee of $50 for school instrument maintenance and sticks/mallet purchases.