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We have a limited number of instruments available for students to use free of charge during the academic year. You don't have to be in an S&T ensemble to use a school instrument, but first priority will go to students in faculty-led ensembles, then those in student-led ensembles and lastly students needing to use an instrument for other usage.
*Marching instruments are only used for Marching Band, Pep Band, and Winter Drumline. Any other use must first be approved by Dr. Samson.
**Except for marching battery, percussion instruments are not checked out to individuals.
All university-owned instruments are stored in either the Instrument Storage Room, or in lockers located throughout Castleman Hall. When you’re issued an instrument, you must keep it stored in its original space when it’s not in use.
The university will ensure to the best of its ability to keep school instruments in proper working order before it’s checked out. Students will be responsible for the daily upkeep of any instrument they are issued which includes keeping valves and keys in proper working order.
Students are responsible for providing their own oil, grease, reeds, shoulder rests, rock stops, or other accessories. Reed players are REQUIRED to provide their own mouthpiece when using a university-owned instrument. Brass players are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to provide their own mouthpiece, but may use a university-owned mouthpiece which will be cleaned and sanitized.
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To check out a locker or university-owned instrument fill out our "Instrument/Locker Request" Google form and Lauren Perala, our Business Support Specialist, will contact you.
We have a number on lockers available for student use in the hallways of Castleman Hall. Some locker sizes are in higher demand and you will be assigned a locker based on the size of instrument you need to store. The student assumes all risks in storing personal items and instruments in a locker.
Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES are students allowed to store personal instruments or items in the following areas…
Castleman Hall Hallway (other than in lockers)
Instrument Storage Room (135 & 135A)
Band Hall (137)
Music Library (139)
Uniform Storage Room (140)
Tuxedo/Color Guard Storage (141)
Lockers must be cleared out before you leave campus at the end of the spring semester.
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Any damage done or repair issues with a university-owned instrument must be reported IMMEDIATELY. If you notice any damage that impairs the playability of the instrument, fill out our “Instrument Repair Request” Google form. We will do our best to have instruments repaired in a timely matter, but we cannot make a guarantee on when it will return.