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School Band & Orchestra Rentals

NOTE: To rent a violin, viola, or cello, please come into the store to be measured so you receive the correct sized violin.
NOTA: Para alquilar un violín, viola o violonchelo, por favor venga a la tienda para ser medido para que reciba el violín del tamaño correcto.
NOTA: Para alugar um violino, viola ou violoncelo, por favor, entre na loja para ser medido para que você receba o violino de tamanho correto.

Reserve your rental instrument online:

Rent an Instrument Online

Select "Store Pick-Up" for the fastest turn-around.

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 within the first 18 months of the contract. After 18 months, the early purchase discount is 10%.

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 (Children)Monthly Fee (Adults)
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Snare Drum
  • Combo Percussion Kit
  • Violin
  • Viola
$30.38 per Month

($22 rental fee + $7 LDW + $1.38 Tax)
$47.25 per Month

($40 rental fee + $5 LDW + $2.50 Tax)
Group BMonthly Fee (Children)Monthly Fee (Adults)
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Cello
  • Oboe
  • Piccolo
  • Curved-Head Flute
$47.25 per Month

($36 rental fee + $9 LDW + $2.25 Tax)
$63.13 per Month

($50 rental fee + $10 LDW + $3.13 Tax)
Group CMonthly Fee (Children)Monthly Fee (Adults)
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • French Horn
  • Baritone Horn
  • Double-Bass
  • Bass Clarinet
$75.75 per Month

($60 rental fee + $12 LDW + $3.75 Tax)
$94.69 per Month

($75 rental fee + $15 LDW + $4.69 Tax)
Specialty GroupFees
  • Drum Set

$118.25 first month

($100 rental fee + $12 LDW + $6.25 Tax)

$75.75 per month thereafter

($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 agreement 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 AffiliateWe 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.