A consignment sale of used musical instruments is planned for Saturday, Sept. 15, at Fairfield Warde High School, and organizers expect a wide assortment of band and orchestra instruments will be offered.

The sale is from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Warde's small gym and is sponsored by the Music Parents Association of the Fairfield Public Schools.

School music faculty will be on hand to assist shoppers with instrument selection. Sales are by cash or check only, and all sales will be final, the music parents said in a news release.

People who would like to consign instruments should bring them to Warde's small gym on Friday, Sept. 14, between 4 and 7 p.m. Consignees need not be present during Saturday's sale.

Consignees set their own prices and will receive 70 percent from sales. Thirty percent of sales benefit Fairfield public school music programs.

The music parents said they also welcome donations of instruments.

Organizers expect a vast array of strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments will be offered for sale.

Actual inventory varies with each sale, the music parents said, but string instruments in past sales have included violins, violas, cellos, string basses and child-sized instruments. Woodwinds have included flutes, clarinets, oboes, bassoons and piccolos. Brass has included trumpets, alto and tenor saxophones, French horns and tubas.

Additionally, sales have had guitars and drum kits, keyboards, a piano and even an accordion.

The Music Parents Association is a nonprofit organization and said its mission is to encourage music students and foster a life-long love of music.

For more information about the sale, email MPAsale@aol.com or call Mary Ann Fichera at 203-332-0119.