WCAMS has a few instruments that have been acquired over the years. WCAMS members may borrow these instruments between the Summer Music Camp sessions, under the following conditions:
The C clarinet was purchased by WCAMS in December 2004, and refurbished by Backun Instrument Services.
A pair of A and Bb Clarinets
The Bb and A clarinets are a wood, matched pair of Edgwood from Boosey and Hawkes.
Yamaha PF-155 keyboard
Yamaha N1 AvantGrand digital piano
This piano was purchased in March 2019, with the primary purpose of providing the piano participants at camp with a "real" decent piano to rehearse on. The objective was to find an instrument that was easy to move ourselves (i.e. the volunteer WCAMS movers) and didn't require tuning, which eliminated purchasing a real piano.
The N1 hybrid piano has a horizontal wooden hammer board, so that you get the same "touch" as a grand piano. The sounds are sampled from an acoustic grand piano. The piano almost feels and sounds like a genuine Steinway concert grand.
Our N1 piano also comes with a piano bench, and sits on a dolly with locking wheels, for ease of moving.