Rental Program

Here at Foxes Music Company, we are proud to offer some of the highest quality band and orchestra instruments in the area!

Orchestral Strings:

  • Violins ranging in size from 1/32nd to Full Size
  • Violas from 11” to 16 1/2
  • Cellos from  to 1/8 to Full Size
  • Basses from 1/8 to 3/4 size

All string rentals include case, bow and rosin

Brass Instruments:

  • Trumpets & Cornets
  • French Horns (Single & Double)
  • Trombones
  • Baritones & Euphoniums
  • Tubas (Call for availability)

All brass rentals include case and lubricant

Woodwind Instruments:

  • Saxophones - Alto and Tenor (Call for availability on Soprano and Bari)
  • Clarinets - B (Call for availability on Bass)
  • Flutes
  • Piccolos
  • Oboes
  • Bassoons (Call for availability)

All woodwind rentals include case, swab, cork grease and reed (except flutes and piccolos, which do not need grease or reeds)

Percussion Instruments:

  • Snare drum Kits
  • Bell Kits
  • Snare drum and Bell combo kits

All percussion kits include rolling bag, practice pad and sticks


Monthly Rental rates

At Foxes, your monthly rental fee never increases. We only require a 2-month commitment; from there your rental contract is open-ended and can be cancelled at any time! Rental rates are reasonable and determined by the price of the instrument, so the monthly fee is lower for older instruments.

Instrument Brand Used New
Violins 1/16 - 4/4 Eastman • Gafiano • Scherl & Roth $11-17 $19
Violas 11" - 14" Eastman • Gafiano • Scherl & Roth $11-17 $19
Violas 15" - 16 1/2" Eastman • Gafiano • Scherl & Roth $15-20 $25
Cellos Eastman • Gafiano • Scherl & Roth $30 $35
String Bass Eastman  • Gafiano $59 $59
Clarinets Selmer • Buffet • Jupiter • Backun •  Yamaha $15-17 $19
Bass Clarinets Selmer  • Jupiter $40 $45
Flutes Armstrong • Gemeinhardt • Jupiter • Yamaha $15-17 $19
Oboes Selmer • Jupiter • Antigua •  Yamaha $30 $35
Piccolos Armstrong • Gemeinhardt •  Yamaha $17 $19
Saxophones Selmer • Jupiter • Buffet • Gemeinhardt •  Yamaha $30 $35
Percussion Kits Lugwig • Musser • Mapex •  Yamaha $12-17 $19
Trombones Bach • Courtois • Jupiter • King •  Yamaha $16-17 $19
Trumpets Bach • Besson • Jupiter • King •  Yamaha $16-17 $19
Baritones/Euphoniums Eastman • Jupiter $30 $35
French Horns - single Eastman • Conn • Jupiter • Yamaha $30 $35
French Horns - double Eastman • Conn • Jupiter • Yamaha $40 $45

Because your monthly rental fee never increases, our program provides you with the least expensive rental plan over the course of the school year. Here is a comparison of our plan over 9 months with the rental plan offered by many of our competitors.

Foxes Plan:

(for new flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, violin or percussion)

9 months rent @ $19.00 + tax = $181.26

9 months insurance @ $4.50 = $40.50

Total = $221.76

This rate is for new instruments only. A slightly used instrument for $17.00/mo. would be $202.68 w/tax + insurance over 9 months.

Typical Plan Offered by Competitors:

(New and used instruments rent for the same rate)

Initial 2 month special rate + insurance + tax = $15.90

Subsequent 7 months rent @ $29.00 + tax = $215.18

Subsequent 7 months insurance @ $7.00 = $49.00

Total = $280.08

This comparison is for a typical 9 month school year only. The longer you continue to rent, the more money you will save with Foxes Music.


Level 2 and 3 Rentals (Orchestral Strings)

Foxes Music also offers higher-grade rental instruments for advanced strings students. These instruments are specifically tailored toward students who have committed to private study but are not yet ready to purchase their instrument. Our Level 2 violins rent at $25/month, violas rent at $30/month, and cellos rent at $45/month.

Level 2 instruments feature better handcraftsmanship and varnish, professional strings, upgraded tone plates, and higher grade bows and cases. Each instrument is hand selected and adjusted for the very best playability. Violins are available 1/16-4/4; Violas are available 13”-16.5”; Cellos are available 1/8-4/4.

Our Level 3 violins and violas rent at $45/month, and $60/month for cellos. Each instrument is painstakingly handcrafted in Germany for the very best tone available on a rental instrument. Each instrument has a hand applied Italian formula varnish, professional setup and strings, and a pernambuco bow. Violins are available 1/8-4/4, Violas 13”- 15”, and Cellos 1/8-3/4.


Insurance and Damage Deposits

We offer insurance on our rental instruments for $4.50/month ($6.00/mo. for cello, $10.00/mo. for bass). This provides you with any needed repairs to your rental instrument free of charge, and exempts you from liability in case of theft. Please note that insurance is required for online rentals.

NOTE: Insurance does NOT cover any expendable item such as strings, reeds, mouthpieces (for brass or woodwind instruments), drum sticks/mallets, drumheads, cleaning and care supplies, or accessories.

DamaGE Deposit (in lieu of insurance)

If you do not choose to purchase insurance, a one-time damage deposit is required when you rent the instrument. This is $45 for most instuments ($55 for cello, $100 for bass). The deposit is for Foxes' protection and provides you with no damage or theft coverage, but will be refunded if/when you instrument is returned in good condition.

NOTE: Rental insurance is highly recommended over the damage deposit, as you assume all liability when opting out of rental insurance.


Renting to Own!

Here at Foxes, we try to make it as easy and affordable as possible for you to own your instrument. That’s why we’ve created our rental program with eventual purchase in mind.

When you rent a band or orchestra instrument, we’ll deduct 100% of the rent for the first year (12 months) plus 50% of any additional rent from the price of your instrument. On top of that, we take another 25% off the balance! Your rental credit can be used to purchase any orchestra or band instrument of equal or greater value to your rental instrument.

Download our rental contract here