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School Band & Orchestra Rentals

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Reserve your rental instrument online!

Rent an Instrument Online

Free In-Store Pickup Available

Save yourself from standing in another line by reserving your rental instrument through our online Music and Arts Affiliate portal.

Follow the steps to:

  1. Find your school
  2. Select your instrument
  3. Fill out your info
You can choose to have the instrument shipped to your home for a small fee or get it delivered to our store for free in-store pickup!

NOTE: If you're renting a violin, viola, or cello, please come into the store first so we can measure the student and provide you with the correct size instrument.

How the rental program works

Costs to Rent

You can rent an instrument for a monthly fee which includes tax and coverage. There are 3 instrument categories with different rental rates (see the chart below for full details)

Type of Instruments Available

You will receive a high quality student grade instrument in either new or previously rented condition. Any instruments that have been previously rented are clean and refurbished. The brands we carry include Yamaha, Bundy, Selmer, Jupiter, Gemeinhardt any other top quality student instruments.

Liability Damage Waiver Coverage

The instrument you rent is covered by a Liability Damage Waiver (LDW). This ensures that you will not be liable for loss of or damage to the instrument due to theft or fire.

The LDW does not cover mysterious disappearances from the band room or lockers. It does cover certain repairs at no charge to you unless the damage is due to negligence.

Returns, Exchanges, and Purchases

You can return the instrument at any time. You may also exchange the instrument for a different instrument as long as they’re both in the same rental rate category. You may purchase the instrument at any point in the rental agreement. There is a 30% discount off of the total remaining balance when you purchase an instrument outright.

Rent to Own

Your rental agreement automatically enrolls you in a rent-to-own program. Each monthly rental fee is applied to the total cost of ownership. After a certain number of months of renting the instrument you will eventually own it. The time it takes to own an instrument depends on the total cost and the monthly rental rate. If you return the instrument you forfeit any credit you’ve accrued towards ownership.

We provide you with instruments from these brands and more to ensure that you are learning on the best quality student instruments:Framingham School Band Instrument Rentals
Instrument Rental Price Chart
Group AMonthly Fee
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Snare Drum
  • Combo Percussion Kit
  • Violin
  • Viola
$30.38 per Month

($22 rental fee + $7 LDW + $1.38 Tax)
Group BMonthly Fee
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Cello
  • Oboe
  • Piccolo
  • Curved-Head Flute
$47.25 per Month

($36 rental fee + $9 LDW + $2.25 Tax)
Group CMonthly Fee
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • French Horn
  • Baritone Horn
  • Double-Bass
  • Bass Clarinet
$75.75 per Month

($60 rental fee + $12 LDW + $3.75 Tax)

How to rent an instrument:

To start the rental process you can follow this link or you're welcome to come into Centre Music House at any time and fill out a rental agreement in person. We recommend that you call us first to make sure the instrument you're looking for is in stock. To complete the contract you will need to provide a Massachusetts drivers license and credit/debit card number. The first month will be charged the day you pick up the instrument.

Music & Arts Affiliate

Music and Arts Affiiliate

We partner with Music & Arts, a national instrumental rental and service company, to provide our customers with the best quality new and used instruments for rent for school band. All rentals, exchanges, purchases, and returns can be done at Centre Music House. If you have any issues regarding your automatic billing such as updating your credit card or making a payment you will need to contact Music and Arts directly. You can reach their customer service line by calling 888-731-5396.