BabyGirl is in fourth grade. At our school that means she can join beginning band. I've always wanted my kids to play an instrument. I never learned and would love for them to have that opportunity. The music store rep is going to be at school next week to help the kids pick out an instrument. They can set us up on a rental program for an instrument to see if the kids like them.
I sent a note to the music teacher asking about prices and available instruments. She sent me some links so I could check them out. All I can say is, "WHA??" I know instruments are not cheap. I was not living under a delusion that we'd pay $75 and BabyGirl would own her very own clarinet, but never did I suspect that a flute could run us $1,400-$1,800. That's more than I paid for my first car....almost double.
There are a few options available that I need to look into, but at the moment, things are not looking good.