Fremont MS Band News
News and Notes
Summer is a good time to send your instrument into the repair shop for routine maintenance. All instrument need to be cleaned and adjusted on a regular basis in order to maintain their ability to properly work.
Tips for all players.
PLAY your instrument at least once a week. This will help to keep the keys/valves working properly throughout the summer when you may play less often.
Tips for woodwind players.
PLAY your instrument at least once a week. After playing your instrument make sure that you swab out all of the parts of your instrument. Swabbing will get moisture out of your instrument which can cause mold and weird smells. Reed players should stock up on new reeds to use during the summer and for the start of the new year.
Tips for brass players.
PLAY your instrument at least once a week. Make sure to empty out your spit valve after playing and wipe down your instrument where you have touched it after playing. Keep your instrument well lubricated with either valve oil, for valved instruments, or slide cream for trombones. This is a good time to purchase new valve oil or slide cream.
Tips for percussion players.
PLAY your instrument at least once a week. Use a moist towelette to wipe down your all of your sticks. Throw away any broken sticks and replace them before school starts. Play through your scales on mallets and your snare drum exercises on your drum pad.