Instrument and Rental Info

All Students enrolled in band will be responsible for getting their own instrument.  Here is the information you will need to find the instrument that is right for you!  

What we recommend...

  • Students interested in joining band should research the instruments they are most interested in before investing in their instrument.  (Each rental store below has provided their own resources for instrument exploration.  Use their links to find the instrument that is right for you!!!)
  • It is advised that students rent instruments rather than purchase them 1) to see if they will stick with the instrument long term and 2) to establish a relationship with a store that provides repair and upgrade services
  • Research and compare recommended music stores to decide which services fit the needs of your family best

Rental Stores and Contact Info

Mrs. Diaz's Instrument Checklist:

All Instruments will need a method book (Sound Innovations, book 1) and a (wire) music stand (for at-home practice)

  • Violin (not offered at Todd Academy)
    • Finger tape/placement decal
    • Resin
    • Cloth
    • Shoulder rest
  • Flute
    • Cleaning rod & cloth
    • Please no oil or grease!!! :) 
  • Clarinet and Saxophone
    • Size 2 reeds and reed guard
    • Cork grease
    • Silk Swab
    • Neck strap (for saxophones only)
  • Trumpet and Trombone
    • Cleaning brushes & polishing cloth
    • Valve/Slide oil
  • Percussion (Audition Only-students will receive written confirmation)
    • Snare drum kit with stand