band

band rentals

A group of woodwinds arranged on an orange and grey patterned rug: bassoon, tenor sax, alto sax, bass clarinet, clarinet, oboe, english horn, piccolo, flute

We have so many woodwind rentals, we can’t show them all here! From left to right: bassoon, tenor sax, alto sax, bass clarinet, clarinet, oboe, english horn, piccolo and flute.

Be prepared for band this year with instrument, book and stand! Wind Works offers a free music stand with every band rental!

A properly working instrument can determine whether or not a child stays with music for the rest of their lives. We offer only high-quality instruments, serviced in-house, to get you or your student started on the road to success. Wind Works also offers a free music stand with rental of any beginning band or orchestra instrument.

Our rental contract makes it easy to join band. Our brands are all approved by local band teachers, repaired and set up in-house, stocked with basic supplies, and have everything needed to get you started. We even provide free starter reeds for woodwinds! Maintenance and repairs are included in your monthly fee, and you can bring it into the shop anytime if something goes wrong at no extra cost. We also do weekly pickups and drop-offs at your child’s school, to save you a trip. If one instrument doesn’t work out, you can exchange it for any other rental instrument, no questions asked. We want you to be happy with the instrument you’ve chosen.

Our contracts are month-to-month. Rent for as long as you want, and accrue credit towards the purchase of your instrument.  While you are not obligated to purchase, your credit automatically goes towards the purchase price of any rental instrument, and if you exchange instruments, your credit follows you.

A young white man helps a small girl by holding a flute headjoint for her to blow into.

David Zagelow (owner of Evergreen Music Studios) helps a child make her first sounds on flute at one of our petting zoos.

beginning band

The most common beginning band instruments are flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone and combo kit (percussion). Please note that some teachers require a year of clarinet before starting alto sax. (Check with your band teacher to make sure you know which instrument your child will be playing! Many teachers have specific instruments in mind for each child based on the needs of the band and the child’s physical capabilities.)

We also carry the band books for all of the local schools in Whatcom and Skagit. To see what book your teacher requires, click Teacher Book preferences 2018.

 

InstrumentAverage Used Rental Range Average New/Like-New Rental Range
Piccolo (metal or plastic)$25/35 per month$35/45 per month
Flute (closed hole - student)$25 per month$35 per month
Flute (open hole - student or intermediate)$35/45 per month$45/55 per month
Oboe (student, plastic)$35/45 per monthWe strive to provide quality new instruments at affordable prices. Currently, we do not carry new student model plastic oboes due to their high cost.
Oboe (semi- and full conservatory; plastic or wood)$45/55/65 per month
English Horn $150 per monthNOTE: English Horns are usually for rent only.
Bassoon (plastic or wood)$65/75/85 per monthWe strive to provide quality new instruments at affordable prices. Currently, we do not carry new student model plastic bassoons due to their high cost.
Clarinet (plastic, student)$25 per month$35 per month
Clarinet (Intermediate)$35 per month$45 per month
Clarinet (Professional)$45/55 per month
Bass Clarinet (student)$35/45/55 per month$55/65 per month
Upper harmony clarinets available, including Eb, A, and C clarinetssubject to availability, please call to inquire for rental rate.
Lower harmony clarinets available, including alto, contra-alto, and contra-bass clarinetssubject to availability, please call to inquire for rental rate.
Soprano Saxophone$35/45 per month$45/55 per month
Alto Saxophone$35/45 per month$45/55 per month
Tenor Saxophone$45/55 per month$55/65 per month
Baritone Saxophone$75-200 per month
Other Harmony Saxes availablesubject to availability, please call to inquire for rental rate.
Trumpet/Cornet (student; silver or lacquer)$25/35 per month$35/45 per month
Trumpet/Cornet (intermediate/professional)$45/55 per month
Flugelhorn $35 per month$45 per month
Harmony trumpets available, including piccolo, Eb, D, and C.subject to availability, please call to inquire for rental rate.
French Horn (single)$35/45 per month$55 per month
French Horn (double)$45/55 per month
Tenor Trombone (student)$25/35 per month$35 per month
Valve Trombone (Bb and C available)$25/35 per month$35/45 per month
F Attachment Tenor Trombone$45/55 per month$55/65 per month
Bass Trombonesubject to availability, please call to inquire for rental rate.
Alto/Tenor Horn$35 per month$45 per month
Baritone/Euphonium $35/45 per month$55/65 per month
Tuba (3/4 and full size)$45/55/65 per month
Bell Kit$15 per month$25 per month
Snare Kit$15 per month$25 per month
Combo (Bell and Snare) Kit$25 per month$35 per month