School District #83 has a number of band instruments which it makes available to students for a nominal fee of $50 per year (or portion of a year). While $50 might not sound “nominal” it is well below the average cost of maintaining and cleaning this collection. These instruments are made available to:
1. students who could otherwise not afford a band instrument.
2. allow students to explore an instrument prior to investing in one.
3. enrich the sound quality of the band. This is especially true with the large foundation instruments like Tuba, Baritone Sax and so on.
Your school music teacher has access to these instruments and to the forms necessary to sign one out.