Obtaining an InstrumentInstruments can be purchased or rented from Marks or Kings music stores. Please DO NOT purchase an instrument from Wal-Mart or other similar stores. Their instruments are of poor quality, and music stores will refuse to repair them. Please only rent or purchase instruments from a qualified music store. Most music stores also have quality used instruments available for a reasonable price.Sharon City School District has a limited number of instruments for student use. These instruments are on a "first come, first served" basis. The school owns instruments such as Trombone, Baritone, French Horn, and Tuba. Trumpets are available in very limited numbers. The school does not have Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, or Percussion for loan, except in very rare circumstances. Any student borrowing a school-owned instrument will be required to file a "loan agreement" with the Director of Bands. Please see the Sharon City School District"s Policy No. 708regarding the use of school owned equipment. The first students who have returned the loan agreement and own a class lesson book will have first pick of school-owned instruments. If you can afford to rent or buy an instrument, please do so, so that those families that are less fortunate will be able to use a school instrument.
A note about Percussion or "Drums." All students interested in playing percussion will be required to rent or purchase a "bell kit." These kits include a snare drum and a set of bells as well. All beginning percussion students will learn both mallets (bells) and drums. See your local music store for details on this equipment.