Rentals & Events

Students are responsible for supplying their own instruments or may choose to rent an instrument from Assistance League of Flintridge for a fee of $200 per year. There is a limited supply of instruments for rent. They are issued on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to new students. Rental fees are refundable if the appropriate instrument is not available.

  • The $200 Instrument Rental Fee will be pre-paid at time of registration
  • Pre-payment of Rental Fees does not guarantee an instrument for your student
  • All instruments must be picked up on Rental Day
  • Families who cannot pick up their instruments on Rental Day should rent their instruments privately
  • All students renting a string instrument must be present on Rental Day for sizing

Instrument Rental Day

If you are renting an instrument from ALF, please plan to attend Instrument Rental Day.  You may arrive during the times shown below.  Parents or a representative with their permission, must sign a Rental Agreement stating that they will be responsible for the care of the rented instrument.  STRING students MUST attend Rental Day with their parents to be measured for their instruments. For all other instruments, the students are not required to attend with their parents but certainly are welcome.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

New Students  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Returning Students  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Lanterman Auditorium, Back Room
(Northwest Corner of the Building)

All students must take great care during the school year to protect their instruments from damage or loss. If a rented instrument develops a problem, please let the Music Instructor or ALF Music Chairman know as early as possible, in order to discuss repair or replacement.  Students who may be having a problem with their instruments should still come to class each week. Students who do not rent their instrument from ALF may choose to rent privately from a music store.

Percussion students are required to have their own Percussion Kit, which includes a practice pad, bells, drum sticks and mallet sticks. ALF does not have these pieces available for rent but they are available to rent or purchase at local music stores.

Instrument Return and Summer Rental
Students must return their instrument at the Spring Concert, the last day of regular class or immediately if the student is no longer in the program. They may also choose to rent them during the summer for an additional fee of $50. Checks for summer rentals should be made payable to ALF and given to the instructor.  Students who have already paid for a summer rental by check or through ALF Summer School will usually be able to keep their same instruments after the last day.  Instruments retained for summer rental must be returned to ALF or to the Summer School instructor no later than the last day of Summer School, this year on July 19, 2019.

Demonstration Concerts
Each year, ALF holds “Demonstration Concert” assemblies during the regular school day to get students interested in the ALF Music program. String, Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion instruments are introduced and students are able to hear them played by professional musicians. The Demo Concerts will be held on August 19 at Palm Crest, August 20 at La Cañada, and August 21 at Paradise Canyon.

Instrument Petting Zoo
Not sure what instrument to choose?  As a follow-up to the Demonstration Concerts, ALF also offers an Instrument “Petting Zoo” where students have the opportunity to try instruments themselves. Musicians are on hand to answer questions and to guide students in selecting an instrument.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Lanterman Auditorium, Back Room
(Northwest Corner of the Building)

Lanterman Auditorium
4491 Cornishon Avenue, La Cañada Flintridge

 Informational Parent Meeting

All parents should plan to attend an Informational Parent Meeting to learn more about the Instrumental Music program. Topics include the Student Handbook, Parent Communication, Instrument Rentals, Sectionals, Concerts, and much more.  Parents will have the opportunity to meet the Music Instructors and get their questions answered.

Monday, August 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Assistance League of Flintridge
Chapter Meeting Room (CMR)
(Behind the Bargain Box, Left Driveway)

Chapter Meeting Room
4607 Oakwood Avenue, La Cañada Flintridge