Yes. A student using Sparkman band-owned instruments is responsible for its care and maintenance. Each instrument is issued to the student in good playing condition. The student is responsible for the repair of the instrument and any damages that occur while under his/her care. A normal amount of wear will be allowed for, but damage resulting from mistreatment or carelessness (intentional or unintentional) will be charged to the student. Careless treatment of a Sparkman band-owned instrument suggests that the individual is not deserving of its use. In this case, the instrument will be issued to someone more responsible.
A rental fee will be charged for these instruments at the beginning of each semester, fall and spring. The student and parent must sign a rental contract. Students are expected to abide by all provisions of the contract to ensure coverage of the instrument. The cost of rental is determined yearly by the Band Boosters. Instruments may be rented year-round, fall only or spring only, depending on the instrument and the student’s needs.
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