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Step Up

It's time to step up to a performance level instrument!
Flute  |   Clarinet  |   Saxophone  |   Trumpet  |   Trombone

An Exciting Time For Your Young Player

If your child has been playing in school band for at least a year, they can now move from their student rental horn to a performance level instrument that will help them excel throughout high school and even into college! Your student will sound even better...and your band director will thank your for it!
  • If you are currently renting from Portman's Music, up to 13 months of your rental payments can be applied to the purchase of a performance level instrument.
  • If you are not renting from Portman's and you are playing a used instrument, you can trade in your old instrument towards a new performance instrument
  • Low Monthly Payments
  • No Down Payment
  • Worry-Free Extended Service Policies Available
Why Should a Student Step Up?

The instruments that we use for beginning band are high quality starter-level instruments designed to be easy for beginners to play. These instruments are built to rigid specifications, so that they will stand up to the demands of first year players.

As a player develops musically and physically, the demands on the instrument change. Advanced players are able to outperform the limits of the beginner instrument. Advancing players require "performance level" instruments. These instruments will not only help your player to produce better tone quality and a bigger sound but also allows for better tuning and technique. This upgrade allows the student to continue advancing to become a better player.

The Advantages of a Performance Level
Flute


Portman's Music carries a wide range of new & used brand name instruments, including our featured Benjamin brand- the best value in a performance level flute.

  • Solid silver body for superior tonal quality
  • Advanced head joint and embouchure hole for a combination of better tone, quicker response, and increased flexibility
  • Low B-foot with auxiliary keys for optional fingering, greater facility on technical passages
  • Comfortable key placement for better hand position, easier finger movement, and improved technique.
  • Superior mechanism for faster, smoother key action and greater technical facility.
  • More precise placement of tone holes for better intonation
  • Drawn and rolled tone holes for even airflow and consistent tone throughout the instrument’s range

With Portman's Special Performance Series Changeover Program you have these great options:

  • No down payment required, with approved credit
  • A purchase plan with easy, affordable monthly payments
  • "90 day / Same as Cash" option
  • Top trade allowance or rental credit for your beginner instrument
  • Portman's extended service and maintenance policy
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The Advantages of a Performance Level
Clarinet


Portman's Music carries a wide range of new & used brand name instruments, including our featured Benjamin Horns- the best value in a performance level horn.

  • Aged granadilla wood for superior tonal quality.
  • Superior mechanism for faster, smother key action and greater technical facility
  • Comfortable key placement for better hand position, easier finger movement and improved technique
  • Hand-undercut tone holes for even airflow and consistent tone throughout the instrument's range
  • More precise placement of tone holes for better intonation
  • Advanced bore design for better intonation and increased flexibility

With Portman's Special Performance Series Changeover Program you have these great options:

  • No down payment required, with approved credit
  • A purchase plan with easy, affordable monthly payments
  • "90 day / Same as Cash" option
  • Top trade allowance or rental credit for your beginner instrument
  • Portman's extended service and maintenance policy
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The Advantages of a Performance Level
Saxophone


Portman's Music carries a wide range of new & used brand name instruments, including our featured Benjamin Horns- the best value in a performance level horn.

  • Superior mechanism for faster, smoother key action and greater technical facility
  • Comfortable key placement for better hand position, easier finger movement, and improved technique
  • More precise placement of tone holes for better intonation
  • Advanced neck and bore design for a combination of better tone, quicker response, and increased flexibility
  • Auxiliary keys for optional fingerings and greater facility on technical passages
  • Drawn and rolled tone holes for even airflow and consistent tone throughout the instrument's range

With Portman's Special Performance Series Changeover Program you have these great options:

  • No down payment required, with approved credit
  • A purchase plan with easy, affordable monthly payments
  • "90 day / Same as Cash" option
  • Top trade allowance or rental credit for your beginner instrument
  • Portman's extended service and maintenance policy
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The Advantages of a Performance Level
Trumpet


Portman's Music carries a wide range of new & used brand name instruments, including our featured Benjamin Horns- the best value in a performance level horn.

  • Silver-plated body provides an attractive and durable finish, plus added "presence" to the tonal quality
  • Advanced lead pipe/bore configuration for a more desirable combination of tone, control, response and increased flexibility
  • Long-lasting Monel pistons for decades of superior operation and superior sound
  • More precise tolerances for fast, smooth valve action, superior intonation, and consistent tonal quality.
  • Thumb saddle/trigger on first valve slide, for controlling tuning adjustment of problematic valve combinations

With Portman's Special Performance Series Changeover Program you have these great options:

  • No down payment required, with approved credit
  • A purchase plan with easy, affordable monthly payments
  • "90 day / Same as Cash" option
  • Top trade allowance or rental credit for your beginner instrument
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The Advantages of a Performance Level
Trombone


Portman's Music carries a wide range of new & used brand name instruments, including our featured Benjamin Horns- the best value in a performance level horn.

  • Larger bore size for a more desirable tone, control, response, and increased flexibility
  • F-attachment allows optional slide positions for greater facility on technical passages
  • "Open-wrap" design on F-attachment tubing, easier blowing, more consistent tone when F-rotor is engaged
  • More precise tolerance for fast, smooth slide action, superior intonation, and consistent tonal quality
  • Mouthpiece with larger and deeper cup, for improved tone and flexibility, with better response in the lower register

With Portman's Special Performance Series Changeover Program you have these great options:

  • No down payment required, with approved credit
  • A purchase plan with easy, affordable monthly payments
  • "90 day / Same as Cash" option
  • Top trade allowance or rental credit for your beginner instrument
  • Portman's extended service and maintenance policy

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