Here you may find answers to some questions you have about participation in the MCYBO. If you do not find the information you need here, then go to the Contact Us page and let us know what information you need.
The next most common way to get an instrument is to put an old one back into service. These may be instruments that were used by relatives or friends and have been sitting idle for a while. This is a fine way to resurrect an old warhorse, but you must take the instrument to a reputable repairman to make sure it is in good playing condition before giving it to the student.
Many people purchase the first instrument online because the prices are so cheap compared to renting. Beware that many of these instruments are little more than toys and will frustrate beginning students by the lack of playability and frequent mechanical problems. There are good deals to be had by purchasing used instruments, but get the advice of an expert before buying online.
The MCYBO does offer students the use of some of the larger color instruments such as baritone horn, french horn, bass clarinet, tenor and baritone sax, and bass viol.
We also gladly accept donations of instruments in any condition.