Most beginner band students start their musical careers with a quality student level band instrument, either rented or purchased. At a certain point in their musical development (usually after the second year of playing) many students find they’re ready to “step up” to a high quality performance level (or step up) instrument. Menchey Music Service carries a focused selection of both Intermediate and Professional level performance band instruments.
Menchey Music makes stepping up to a performance grade instrument very easy. For students who currently have an active band instrument rental account with us, they may apply a percentage of their payments on their student rental toward the performance level instrument using the following formulas :
- First 24 monthly payments toward an Intermediate Grade Instrument: Before students reach their 25th monthly payment of their student Menchey Rent to Own plan, they may apply 100% of their first 24 Rent to Own net monthly payments* to date toward one of our select Intermediate Step up instruments. Once this credit is applied, the intermediate instrument may be rented using our Rent to Own plan or purchased outright.
- After 24 Payments toward an Intermediate Grade Instrument: After the due date of a student’s 25th Monthly Student Rent to Own Payment, they will be able to apply 60% of their total net monthly payments to date toward one of our select Intermediate Step up instruments. Once this credit is applied, the intermediate instrument may be rented using our Rent to Own plan or purchased outright.
- Monthly Payments toward a Professional Level instrument. At any point during student’s rent to own agreement, students may apply 60% of their total net monthly payments to date toward the price of one of our select Professional Grade Step up instruments. Once this credit is applied, the professional instrument may be purchased outright (no rental option).
To qualify for an Intermediate Rental Option, student rental contract payments must be current/up to date (Menchey Music Service reserves the right to deny a customer an Intermediate Instrument Rental agreement based on previous rental history). Former rental customers (ie customers whose instruments are paid off) are encouraged to contact us at 888.636.2439 to inquire about step up possibilities.
* Net Monthly Rental Payments are Total Monthly Rental Payments less tax, M&R Fees and Cost of Lease Services.
To inquire about stepping up to an Intermediate or Professional Band Instrument, please complete the form below or visit one of our retail stores.
Step up Form
To inquire about stepping up your student grade instrument to an Intermediate or Professional Grade, please complete the form below.