First Chair Instruments for Band & Orchestra

Quality Instruments for Advancing Students

As your musician progresses, so should the instrument. That’s why Heid Music offers First Chair instruments that enable improved musicianship, performance and enjoyment:

  • Smoother action
  • Improved, sensitive response
  • Increased range and speed
  • Richer, bolder sound
  • Amazing tonal quality with the least resistance
  • And more

This exclusive collection for advancing students features instruments from name brands that have a strong tradition of quality. These instruments are also durable enough to hold up to the rigid demands of an active student. (We recommend that you keep your beginner-level instrument for use in marching band or as a second instrument — one for home and one for school!)

Protection Against Your Musical Investment

Now you can protect your musical investment against your student’s active lifestyle. Our instrument protection plans are designed to give you assurance that your instrument will remain in top playing condition and will be safeguarded in the event that life throws an unplanned moment your way:

  • Maintenance & Repair Plan ($10/mos., required): Protects against anything that affects the playing condition of the instrument you’re renting. Includes an annual cleaning and tune-up. Plan does not apply toward purchase price and does not include replacement strings or mouthpiece.
  • Instrument Replacement Plan ($8/month, optional): Covers you in the case of accidental irreparable damage, loss or theft. Instrument values can range from $300 to $3,000. Plan does not apply toward the purchase price.

Build Equity by Renting to Own

Our First Chair Plan is an easy way to bring a quality, affordable instrument into your home. If you are an existing Heid Music rental customer, you can apply a portion of your rental payments toward an investment in a First Chair instrument! Simply contact us for details.

Planning to own your rental instrument from Heid Music? Heid Music’s First Chair Preferred Protection Plan — an extended maintenance plan for intermediate and professional instruments purchased from Heid Music — gives you added peace of mind for those what-if moments:

  • Annual maintenance, cleaning and repairs
  • Instrument case repair, including latches, hinges and handles (in the event a replacement is needed, you will receive a 20% discount off the Heid Music price)
  • Priority status and bravo service from our Repair Team

For pricing, download our Preferred Protection Plan brochure.