Welcome Central Bucks Parents & Student Musicians!

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Keep your instrument over the summer!

  1. Don’t lose the Rental Fees you paid: Zeswitz Music allows you to apply paid Rental Fees towards purchase while your rental is active. Once you end your rental, you lose the opportunity to apply your fees.

  2. Don’t lose the skills you built: All the new skills you learned this year can rust or tarnish with even a few weeks away from your instrument. Even a few minutes of playing a week makes a huge difference.

  3. Don’t lose the benefits you receive from playing: Music education facilitates student academic achievement (from the NAMM Foundation):

    • Improves recall and retention of verbal information

    • Advances math achievement

    • Boosts reading and English language arts (ELA) skills

    • Increases average SAT scores

Don’t miss out on these benefits - keep your instrument over the summer!

Deadline Extended - Enroll Now!

Renters, register here June 8th 2019 to:

  • Keep your rental instrument all summer

  • Enjoy playing your instrument at least once per week over the summer – even for a few minutes

Benefits you will receive:

  • Zeswitz Music will reward your summer efforts by paying for your rental in October and November.

  • You will have NO rental or maintenance fees for those two months, courtesy of Zeswitz Music.

  • A book of “Pop & Rock Hits” music for your instrument, with a play-a-long MP3/CD, including:

    • Roar by Katy Perry,

    • Daylight by Maroon 5,

    • Just the Way Your Are (Amazing) by Bruno Mars,

    • …and more!

Terms and conditions:

  • Your rental must be in good standing to enroll in this program, and you must enroll by 6/1/2019

  • Free rental in October and November applies only to rentals enrolled in this program by 6/8/2019 and kept in good standing until the free rental begins. Billing will resume in December of 2019.

  • See the terms and conditions of your rentals for more details.

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Check out these great summer playing opportunities:

Fun Summer Music Camps in Central Bucks:

Central Bucks Community Concert Band:

CB Community Concert Band (for advanced musicians of all ages).

  • Four separate weekly sessions: 7/9-7/11, 7/16-7/18, 7/23-7/25, 7/30-8/1

  • Repertoire includes Sousa marches, pop tunes, Broadway show selections, classics by famous composers, rock & roll, swing, just about everything.

  • Rehearsals Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm in the band room at Central Bucks High School South

  • Concerts for the public on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm on the lawn of the Doylestown Courthouse (or at CB West in case of rain)

  • Fee: $Free

Email Mark Appiott: mappiotti [at] cbsd.org

Summer Camps in nearby Pennridge:

  • Pennridge Band Camp, July 8 – 11 Location: Pennridge North Middle School

Grade Levels: Elementary - Incoming 5th & 6th graders; Middle School - Incoming 6th, 7th, & 8th graders

Time: Elementary, 9:15 - 10:30 AM; Middle School, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Fee: $75


  • Pennridge String Camp, July 15-18 Location: Pennridge Central Middle School

Grade Levels: Elementary - Incoming 4th & 5th graders; Middle School - Incoming 6th, 7th, & 8th graders

Time: Elementary, 9:15 - 10:30 AM; Middle School, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Fee: $75

 Register here: https://sites.google.com/a/pennridge.us/pennridge-school-district-music-department

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Congratulations! You're  about to begin a great musical journey by renting a great instrument from Zeswitz Music and joining the music program at Central Bucks!

  • Central Bucks has been named one of America's Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation

  • Ranked #1 in Bucks County and #15 PA by state’s Value-Added Assessment System

  • US News high school ranks in PA: 25th, 32nd, and 40th

  • 99% Graduation Rate / 90+ percent college enrollment

  • Unified approach to music education

  • Opportunities to perform across the country:

    –On stage at nationally-recognized venues

    –In festivals

    –At sporting events

    –In music contests - both individually and as part of the many CBSD Music Ensembles

  • Raised over $127,000 for the VH1 Save The Music

Why Learn to Play Music?

See how "playing music is the brain's equivalent of a full body workout" in this TED-Ed video:


Not Sure What Instrument to Play? Check out this introduction to band instruments from Be Part of the Band!




No Fine Print! 

Zeswitz Music's 5 Rental Terms and Conditions

1.    You will pay all fees as described on your order. The first rental period begins when the instrument is delivered. Future rental periods will begin automatically until you return the instrument (see #3) or take ownership (see #2). We will charge fees to your credit or debit card at the beginning of each rental period. When you take ownership, maintenance continues until cancelled. 

2.    We will apply all Rental Fees you pay towards the purchase of the rented instrument. When your paid Rental Fees equal the purchase price of the instrument, you will own it. Taxes and Maintenance Fees do not apply. If you purchase the instrument sooner, you will receive a 20% discount off the difference between your paid Rental Fees and the purchase price. Half your Rental Fees can apply towards a step-up or professional model

3.    You can return your instrument at any time by calling us at (610) 406-4300 for instructions. If you return an instrument without calling first, fees will continue until we receive the instrument. Each student may receive only one introductory period per instrument. If you discontinue your rental without purchasing an instrument, you may not apply your paid Rental Fees to any future purchase. Once any rental period begins, no portion of that period’s fees are refundable.

4.    We will repair and maintain the rental instrument at no additional charge. If necessary, we will replace it. We will do our best to provide a loaner instrument while work is being performed. Normal wear items (such as strings, bow hairs, cork, etc.) are included. Consumables (such as reeds, oil, cork grease, cleaning cloths, etc.) are not. We trust you to please take good care of our instrument. Damage caused by neglect, abuse, and/or deliberate misuse is your responsibility.

5. You can exchange a string instrument for a larger size at any time. You can exchange a band instrument for another like-new or used band instrument (with your teacher’s approval) as soon as your first rental period ends. All paid Rental Fees continue to apply to future purchase.


That's it. The End. Sound easy? Let's get musical!