Much can be said about the joyful and unique experience of playing in an orchestra. Comradery meets teamwork in an exciting way when you perform with such a large and diverse group of musicians and their instruments. It goes without saying that symphonic performances are something that can only be experienced to be understood.
I recommend you purchase a violin if you or your child is planning to sign-up for violin lessons. A reasonably good quality violin costs between $280 and $400. This means that after 12 months of renting you would of been better off purchasing the instrument. If you decide to quit, you can easily sell your violin and recoup most of the cost.