School band and orchestra programs probably wouldn’t exist today if students had to buy instruments outright when they first begin. For that reason, school instrument rental programs were created, and Amro Music was among the first music companies in the country to offer instrument rentals.
Acquiring instruments is a key component in building a successful band or orchestra program and there are many factors that must be considered such as: brand preferences, cost of ownership, service after the rental, and the ability to trade-in are just a few.
Because it is impossible for a band or orchestra program to provide instruments for every child, rental programs offer the best way for parents and directors to ease a child into an instrument while offering flexibility.
Factors to consider when selecting a rental program for your band or orchestra include:
Return Option – While directors and parents hope that students will stay with music, some decide to pursue other activities. Parents should be able to return their instrument after one semester in music, giving their child ample time to determine if band or orchestra is the right activity for them.