How To Rent A Baritone or Euphonium

If your child wants to join the school band this year, the chances are that you’ll be considering the question, ‘should I buy an instrument, or should I rent?’ While purchasing can seem a good way to show confidence in your child – I believe you can do this, so let’s go all-in. It can also carry a degree of pressure, because most kids don’t want to let their parents down. But playing an instrument is meant to be as much of a pleasure as it is a challenge, and you can’t always make the right choice first time. That’s why a rental, or a rent-to-buy contract can be a better option.

So, what do you need to know to get started?

Rent from Home Baritone and Euphonium Rental Guide

What do you need to know about baritones and euphoniums?

Both members of the brass family, the baritone and euphonium work in the same way as the trumpet or cornet. The player buzzes their lips into the mouthpiece, this produces a sound, which is directed by the pressing of keys.

The baritone and euphonium are among the larger instruments in the brass family, constructed from around 9 feet of tubing. Only the tuba has a more substantial form amongst the commonly played brass instruments.

The main difference between the baritone and euphonium is the shape of the tubing. While the baritone maintains its cylindrical shape throughout, the euphonium has a conical form, which gradually increases in size as you move from the mouthpiece to the bell. They both have four valves and come in a range of sizes.

How to rent a baritone or euphonium

Once you’re certain that you want to rent a baritone or euphonium, you simply need to visit the Rent From Home instrument page, select your instrument and complete the information boxes provided. Alternatively, you can call us toll free on: 800-578-9724, and one of the Rent From Home team will talk you through the process.

We usually try to dispatch all orders the same day and delivery takes between one and five working days after you’ve confirmed your order, depending upon where you are in the country. You can either have your instrument delivered to your home, or we can send it to your nearest partner music store – we work with more than 400 throughout North America.

Returns and exchanges

Now, here’s the first benefit to renting a euphonium or baritone: if you decide that you don’t wish to keep the instrument for any reason, you can simply send it back. Any time. Either for an exchange or a return. No quibbles. We’ll even give you a 30-day trial period to start with, so you don’t spend a cent until you’re sure that you and your child want to fully embrace the instrument. At that point, if it’s not for you, you can either choose another instrument to try, or just call it quits. Your choice.

Rent to own

The second benefit of instrument rental, as we’ve already mentioned, is that if it turns out that the baritone or euphonium is the perfect fit for your child, you can simply continue to rent your instrument until you’ve completed a rent-to-buy contract. At the end of a fixed period, the instrument will be yours to keep.

Maintenance and repairs

Although euphoniums and baritones are fairly robust instruments, they can be damaged if not handled carefully. They can also be lost – if not quite as easily as some of the smaller instruments! Keeping this in mind, Rent From Home covers every rental contract with our Loss Damage Waiver Plus Maintenance Program (LDW). This means that should your euphonium or baritone sustain any damage, or somehow be left behind on public transport, or even stolen, we can take care of it for you. Just get in touch with the details and we’ll organize any necessary repairs or replacement.

How to care for your baritone and euphonium

While the Rent From Home LDW program takes care of all serious maintenance issues, you will still need to carry out day to day upkeep to keep your instrument in top, playable condition.

· Always use the water key after each use. Empty the water and blow through the instrument to make sure that it is clean and dry.

· Remove and clean the mouthpiece when you have finished playing for the day.

· Wash the mouthpiece in warm water once a week. Ensure that it is thoroughly dry before storing.

· Clean your instrument with a clean, soft cloth at least once a week.

· Check and oil your instrument’s valves and slides periodically.

· Always keep your baritone or euphonium in its case when it is not in use.

The baritone and euphonium add real heart to the sound of the orchestra. This makes them really enjoyable instruments to learn and play because you can really hear your contribution to the music. But because of their size, they’re not always right for everyone. That’s why renting an instrument can be the best idea for anyone just starting out.

If you’re ready to start renting your euphonium or baritone, head over to the Rent From Home instrument pages today.