Maltby has worked hard to keep a school owned instrument inventory that allows any student who wants to learn an instrument to have that experience even if obtaining an instrument is not an option for a family without enduring serious financial difficulty. There are school owned instruments available for any of the band instruments we offer. In most cases these are assigned to an individual and they are able to work with it as they would if it was rented by their parents. In some cases with the larger more expensive instruments multiple students are assigned the same instrument or students use whichever school owned instrument they want in class. We work that out with the students involved to ensure that they have adequate access to the instrument.
Students using a school owned instrument are asked to provide their own mouthpiece. Mouthpieces are available at music stores as well as at a separate table at rental night.
To request a school owned instrument one merely needs to notify Mr. Osborn so he is able to make arrangements. The best way to request is to simply e-mail Mr. Osborn (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let him know.
In some cases the instrument is too expensive to even consider renting (Bassoon and Tuba) all students choosing these instruments are given access to a school owned instrument . You do not need to request to receive an school owned instrument in this case as any student allowed to play Bassoon or Tuba is automatically assigned a school owned instrument.