Instrument Loan Program

The WSO Instrument Loan Program provides promising young local musicians access to high quality orchestra instruments that are difficult to rent and expensive to purchase. The instruments shown below are loaned out from the end of August to the end of June each year to promising Whatcom County musicians under the age of 25. The winners will be selected from applications submitted for review.

Applications are accepted beginning in June each year, with Applications due in August. To apply, please download and print out the application below and return to the address listed in the application.


Piccolo - Whatcom Symphony Instrument Loan Program
ERICSON & BERG PICCOLO
Burkart & Phelan Global Piccolo with:

  • Silver Plated Keys
  • Standard Headjoint
  • Burkart Scale
  • Grenadilla Body
  • Split E Mechanism
  • White Gold Springs
Bassoon - Whatcom Symphony Instrument Loan Program
JULIE’S BASSOON

  • Schriber Artist Model
  • Wooden Bassoon
  • Two bocals
Double Bass - Whatcom Symphony Instrument Loan Program
QUIST DOUBLE BASS

  • Goronok 3/4-size double bass
  • Case and bow included
  • Solid carved double bass
Cello - Whatcom Symphony Instrument Loan Program
MUNRO CELLO

  • 4/4 German Gewa Cello
  • Case and Bow included
Oboe - Whatcom Symphony Instrument Loan Program
SHIPP OBOE
Yamaha YOB – 411 Oboe with:

  • Grenadilla Wood Body
  • Modified Conservatory System
  • Cleaning Swabs
  • Silver Plated Keys
  • Case
Violin - Whatcom Symphony Instrument Loan Program
GLOVER VIOLIN

  • Jacobsen Violin
  • Made in Bellingham
Double French Horn - Whatcom Symphony Instrument Loan Program
DOUBLE FRENCH HORN

  • Holton H378 Double Horn
  • 12.25″ Diameter, Large-Throated, Hand-Hammered Yellow Brass Bell
  • Key of F and B♭
  • .468″ bore
  • Independent B♭ Tuning
Violin - Whatcom Symphony Instrument Loan Program
KARA VIOLIN

  • 200 year-old Bohemian violin, made in Germany
  • Appropriate for a college or high-school student

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