Rangitoto College has selected instruments available for hire at a cost of $150 per school year. Where possible we recommend that students have their own instrument. We can also recommend outlets for hiring an instrument outside of the school.
The following instruments can usually be hired from Rangitoto College: Trumpet, Trombone, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, French Horn, Euphonium, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piccolo, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Bass Guitar.
In order to build up our numbers and create the best sound possible from our music groups we require good musicians to learn certain instruments which are not commonly offered at Intermediate Schools. The purpose of the Rare Instrument Scholarship initiative is to ensure that we always have players of rare instruments in our music groups at Rangitoto College, and to attract students who are genuinely interested in being part of the Music Department on a long term basis.
Advanced piano players are ideal scholarship candidates as they are already fluent readers of both treble and bass clef music – however, students with any previous instrumental experience are welcome to apply. Playing a rare instrument has many advantages and you will be guaranteed a place in a school orchestra or band. Players of rare instruments are always in high demand so you will be welcome in many music groups outside of school too.
Rare Instrument Scholarships are offered for Oboe, Bassoon, Bari Sax, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, French Horn, Trombone, and Tuba.