Studies show that children who don't learn to play a musical instrument often try to eat one. Save your offspring from an awkward doctor's visit with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of musical-instrumental rentals or purchases at Wichita Band Instrument Co., located on East Douglas Avenue.
With an eclectic hodgepodge of instruments ranging from piccolos to French horns to violas, Wichita Band Instrument Co.'s rental service allows budding Beethovens the chance to strum, tap, or blow air into new and used music-making machines on a month-to-month basis.
Give lungs a break from their soulless, monotonous job as the body's oxygen filter by borrowing wind instruments such as clarinets, flutes (starting at $19.95/month), or alto saxophones ($29.95/month), or brass instruments such as trumpets and trombones (starting at $19.95/month). Fingers can get a joint-enhancing workout as a conductor of a new violin ($19.95/month). If your budding clarinetist finds his or her instrument repeatedly run over by the Main Street monster-truck parade, Wichita Band Instrument Co.'s knowledgeable staff will fix it for free for up to two years (payment for replacement parts may be required).
A mainstay of the music trade since 1953, Wichita Band Instrument Co. also buys and sells new and used instruments (not included in today's Groupon), and it houses a full-service repair shop for mangled melody makers and tarnished tempo trackers.