Learn more about our Band and Orchestra Instrument Rental Program

Cassandra Strings has designed our band and orchestra rental programs with all ages and levels of ability in mind. Our orchestra and band program serves school districts and educational programs throughout the Chicagoland area. We work closely on an individual basis with music educators and stock the necessary accessories and method books teachers require for all their students. After many years working with local school music programs, we have concluded that providing a beginning student with a quality, like new, instrument creates pride in their musical studies. This is an important factor to their success and development as a musician.

 We have also taken a unique approach to make ownership easy. At any time, 100% of all your rental payments (excluding maintenance fees and sales tax) can be matched and applied to the purchase of a like instrument from our shop.  All instruments, both rental and sales, are maintained by our workshop and are guaranteed to be in top playing condition.

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Orchestra Instrument Prices: 

Cassandra Strings Orchestra rental prices


Band Instrument Prices:

Cassandra Strings Band Rental Prices


Our Rental Program Includes:

  • Stringed instruments are either German, Romanian, or equivalent quality in sound and craftsmanship.
  • Band instruments are either Pegasus, Yamaha, Bundy, Jupiter, Gemeinhardt, or equivalent quality in sound and craftsmanship.
  • All bows are strung with natural horsehair and are re-haired regularly in our shop.
  • Violins are set-up with four fine tuners and Thomastik or Pirastro violin strings, Helicore viola, Prelude cello & Helicore Orchestral bass strings.
  • Band Instruments include either 2 reeds (1 for oboe) or a mouthpiece.
  • All necessary beginner accessories including shoulder pad, rosin, rock stop, reeds, oils, etc. at a substantial discount.
  • Trade up from size to size any time. There is no charge to switch to the next size.
  • Loaners are available.
  • The maintenance fee, included, covers loss by theft, non-negligent damage, bow re-hairs, broken strings, and adjustments.
  • Free replacement of broken strings to our rental customers.
  • Month to month rental

Credit Program:

  • Each renter will have a matched credit equal to 100% of all rental payments (excluding M&R and late fees) This discount can be applied to the purchase of a new or reconditioned like instrument from us. (ex violin rental to violin purchase). This discount is available for 30 days after the return of the rental instrument.

Matched Credit Rental Purchase Example:

  • We will accept trade-ins from the original owner of instruments purchased from Cassandra Strings. Instruments will be credited at 100% of the purchase price towards a like instrument of greater value, minus a reconditioning fee. Trade-in instruments in need of repair will be charged accordingly.
  • Financing is available for those who qualify.
  • Included is a one-year warranty at the time of purchase.

Are you ready to rent? Start your musical journey by signing up below.

String Instrument Rentals:

Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

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Band Instrument Rentals:

Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Alto Sax, French Horn, Baritone

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