Quote Hmm. What kind of instruments are you looking for?
Flutes, Clarinets, Saxophones, Trumpets, Trombones.
Don't they have a teacher discount for buying instruments?
You can get discounted prices, but buying brand new means big $$ still. $400-1500 for beginner student models per instrument.
Maybe you could write a letter to the school board, or do a fund raiser type thing. See if the community will get behind it.
Tried it. The school does what they can. I have a budget but with cost of sheet music, festival entry fees and repairing the instruments we do have, the money gets wiped out. We have raised some money through fundraising, but with it being such a small school, the school has had to get some restrictions on the number of fundraisers we can do. (Incidentally, we are doing a fundraiser where you can get a year of ESPN the magazine, or renew your current subscription for $20. There is also a tax credit some pay into to recieve a dollar for dollar tax liability reduction up to $200 singly or $300 filing jointly, that we have had a bit of success with. I was just looking to combine the money I earned with whatever remained from the fundraising to get the most instruments. I could either buy one new, or several used. After a few years of teaching here, the program is starting to build, but I need to get more instruments in circulation or more will have to be turned away.
Thanks for your suggestions.
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