Beginning band students may choose to learn any of the following instruments:
*Prospective percussionists must have already completed at least 2 years of piano lessons
Local music stores offer purchase, rental, or rent-to-own options for families. Before picking up your instrument, please contact us to let us know your child’s instrument choice.
Your child will need these items:
Before Renting or Purchasing an Instrument:
Please help your child plan a home practice schedule before acquiring an instrument. Your child’s success will greatly depend upon his/her faithfulness in practicing. A minimum of 15 to 20 minutes of daily practice generally results in good progress. 25 to 30 minutes of daily practice generally results in very good or outstanding progress.
Recommended Instrument Brands Include:
Armstrong, Artley, Bach, Buffet, Conn, Gemeinhardt, Holton, Jupiter, LeBlanc, Ludwig, Pearl, Selmer, Vito, Yamaha. Local music stores generally carry good, name brand instruments.
New or Used?
Used instruments (of a reputable brand name such as those listed above) can be a good choice. In fact, older instruments are sometimes of better quality than brand new models. The instrument dealers listed below can have their repair technician check over your child’s used instrument to be sure it is in good playing condition.
Be sure to only purchase or rent instruments from a local music store that has a repair technician on-site. Please avoid any band instrument sold by “big-box” chain stores (Wal-Mart, etc.).
Local Band Instrument Dealers
Instruments and accessories can be rented and/or purchased at any of the music stores listed below:
♬ Bayshore Town Center Area:
Brass Bell Music Store
210 W Silver Spring Dr
♬ Waukesha/Brookfield//West Bend/Watertown
White House of Music (multiple locations)
2101 N Springdale Rd
14685 W. Capitol Dr
1724 S. Church St
♬ Ozaukee County:
Lakeside Music & Naturals
115 N Franklin St
Port Washington, WI
♬ Milwaukee’s South Side:
Family Music Center
5020 W Oklahoma Ave
Lincoln Music House
3379 S 13th St
403 Main St
Ward-Brodt Music Mall
5976 Executive Drive
7948 Tree Lane