Local Music Stores & Rental Info/Pricing

  • -At the bottom of this page is an explanation of how to go about renting/purchasing an instrument. Email Mr. B with any questions.
    -The vendors listed below all have instrument rental programs. Please check out their rates and consider getting your instruments 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.
    -Website (might have to call in for info about band rentals)

    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 2021-2022

    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. Barthel 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). 


    Rental Procedures:

    • From Music Stores: Families review prices from different stores (some store rental rates and info can be found on the Depoali Band webpage, info below) and then go in to rent/buy.
    • For School instruments: Parents who are in need of a school instrument will indicate this on the Band Registration Form (link will be activated soon). 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. Barthel will then send home a rental contract.  Students will not receive school instruments until Mr. Barthel 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. Barthel has any left over after those in need have checked theirs out, please complete the form below as well.