Band and Orchestra Rental Program

Blues to Bach Music Center rents and sells school-approved Band and Orchestra instruments to students throughout the Kansas City area. Our primary focus includes students in the Johnson County, KS school districts of Desoto, Shawnee Mission, Olathe ad Blue Valley; the Wyandotte County, KS School Districts of Turner, Bonner Springs and Piper and the Leavenworh, KS school districts of Basehor-Linwood and Tonganoxie.

Click the following link for information on our rental program:  Please note:  we offer both New and Pre-Rented (used) instruments.  Our pre-rented instruments have been cleaned, inspected, and are in very good condition. We know that the appearance of a child's instrument matters to the student, so it matters to us.

Instrument Rental Information and Pricing

Dear Parents:

At Blues to Bach Music Center, we rent quality, student level instruments that are appropriate for most performers into high school.  These instruments are made specifically for student age players, meaning they are easier to play, lighter and more durable.

Some area music stores will encourage a further investment into a step-up band instrument just months into the student’s first year of playing.  We will not do that.  As parents of school aged children ourselves, we are sensitive to the costs of children’s activities and attempt to provide a good value for your money.  If your child progresses to a point where a step-up instrument is advised, we have those instruments available.

Can’t I just buy on-line or at a garage sale? Yes, and at times this can provide a good value.  However, used instruments often need repair work that is costly.   In addition, there are a number of lesser known brands that have come onto the market within the past few years with shockingly low sales prices.  However, their quality is often poor and therefore may not play consistently, leaving the student frustrated.

Blues to Bach Music Center is locally owned and operated by Brian and Kathy Stark.  We pledge to make this experience as easy and positive as possible.

Brian & Kathy Stark