School-Approved Rental Instruments

Blues to Bach Music Center rents and sells school-approved Band and Orchestra instruments to students throughout the Western Kansas City metro area. Our primary focus includes students in the school districts of Johnson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth Counties in Kansas.

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

We offer several contract variations including Month-to-Month and School-Year rates for either new or previously rented instruments.

  • All contracts are rent to own with 100% of rental monies paid applying to the purchase of the instrument rented.
  • For band instruments, the first 24 months of payments are transferable to a new step-up instrument of the same type.
  • We allow exchanges for another type of instrument during the rental period. No additional cost.
  • Monthly rental payments are made via auto payment from bank account or credit card and can be cancelled at any time with the purchase or return of instrument.
  • We offer a 35% discount off the remaining balance, at any time, to purchase the instrument early.
  • A valid driver’s license and a security credit card is required to rent an instrument.
  • An optional service agreement is available for an additional $5 per month. This covers normal adjustments and accidental damage repairs at no additional charge. The coverage of major repairs will be the customer’s responsibility.
  • We are required to apply sales tax to all rental prices.

Month-to-Month Rates

Rental may begin at any time and may be returned at any time.
Brass and Woodwinds Pre-Rented New
Flute $20 $26
Clarinet $22 $28
Trumpet $24 $30
Trombone $26 $32
Alto Saxophone $54 $60
Tenor Saxophone $60 $66
Percussion Kit $20 $26
Strings Pre-Rented New
Violin 4/4 (Full-size) $26 $32
Violin 3/4 (and smaller) $20 $26
Viola (15″ and larger) $28 $34
Viola (14″ and smaller) $22 $28
Cello 4/4 (Full-size) $52 $60
Cello 3/4 (and smaller) $46 $54

Pre-Paid School-Year Rates

  • School-Year rental contracts are pre-paid and end June 1 of the following year.
  • Pay for October through May.
  • These rates offer at least one free month rent versus month to month pricing.
  • Pre-paid rentals are non-refundable, so make sure your child will be participating in band for the entire school year!

Begin July 1st to September 15th

Brass and Woodwind Pre-Rented New
Flute $160 $208
Clarinet $176 $224
Trumpet $192 $240
Trombone $208 $256
Alto Saxophone $432 $480
Tenor Saxophone $480 $528
Percussion Kit $160 $208
Strings Pre-Rented   New
Violin 4/4 (Full-size)   $208 $256
Violin 3/4 (and smaller)   $160 $208
Viola (15″ and larger)   $224 $272
Viola (14″ and smaller)   $176 $224
Cello 4/4 (Full-size)   $416 $480
Cello 3/4 (and smaller)   $368 $432