Frequently Asked Questions
Who do I pay for the rental of an instrument?
All payments are made directly to Cosmo Music using a credit card.
Credit cards will not be charged until the beginning of August 2015.
When are Instrument Selection Forms due?
All forms must be submitted to Allan A. Martin by May 4th, 2015.
What instruments can I choose from?
In a band, the following instruments are used:
Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, and Percussion. Percussion and saxophone assignments are limited in numbers. (Students must have at least 2 years of experience either on piano or drums to be considered).
What if I already have experience on one particular instrument?
We will consider how well-suited you are to the instrument and inform you of the best option. Please indicate your experience on your Instrument Selection Form.
What if I would like to play an instrument not listed?
Unfortunately, in order to maintain a consistent band program, other instruments such as guitar, piano, and violin will not be acceptable as a replacement for student use.
When will my son/daughter know which instrument they have been assigned to play?
Each student chooses five instruments and they will be assigned one of those five. When the student arrives to school in September, they will have an instrument waiting for them at the school.
Why should I pay $230.00 to rent an instrument each year when I can buy an inexpensive instrument? After all, they're only just starting out.
Any beginning player needs a good instrument. Cosmo Music Company only rents high quality, well-maintained instruments. A Cosmo representative visits the school once a week to repair and make adjustments to any instruments that require attention. Several parents have purchased inexpensive instruments for their child. Almost without exception, these have been out of tune, poorly made instruments, on which it is difficult, if not impossible, to make a good sound. If it is your wish to purchase an instrument, please contact us to discuss which brands are preferable.
Are music books included in the rental price?
A letter will go home in September indicating the book fee for the school year.