The Financial subcommittee recommended to the board to change the instrument rental fee structure. This recommendation and the approval to sell old instruments was approved. Starting this year, only specialty instruments and percussion can be rented from the district. The cost to rent will be $35.00 per semester. This fee will be used to upkeep and clean these instruments.
Mr. Pence is also in the process of selling a number of instruments that will no longer be used by USD 338. If you are interested, he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Monies generated from these sales will be used to help purchase a new "specialty" instrument.
To assist in this transition, Mr. Pence will be having an instrument display night on Monday, August 19th at 5:00 PM. The local music shops will be present to share their rental programs. They will also share information on instruments for purchase.