Instruments are Required in-class every day.

  • Purchasing: Before purchasing an instrument, ensure the instrument quality with Mr. LaTorre or another trusted source such as Bend Instrument Repair. Please avoid getting colorful or inexpensive instruments from the internet (green, pink, black, etc). The quality is not high enough for your student to successfully learn on these instruments and they are more novelty than anything. If buying an instrument, check the quality before purchase with myself or with a local music store.
  • Renting: There are several options at local shops, including rent-to-own.
  • Borrowing: PBMS has a limited number of instruments available to students who qualify.

Please see the slideshow below for a list of instruments that are taught in band and orchestra, as well as more information.

Instrument Overview - Band and Orchestra PBMS