Wind Instruments

Wind Instruments

Brass Instruments

French Horn
Trumpet
Baritone
Tuba
Trombone
Flute
Clarinet
Oboe
 
Woodwinds Care

 

At Home

Only the student should handle the instrument. If the instrument is not being played, it should be stowed away in case.

 

When Traveling

Never leave an instrument in a vehicle! The heat may cause parts of the instrument to become dried out, expand, and/or ruin the outside and inside of the instrument. 

 

Cleaning Your Instrument

Use a cleaning cloth or an old handkerchief to wipe down your instrument at the end of each session. Never use chemical or store bought polishers or cleaners as these will damage the varnish. Never submerge your instrument in water, as this will cause extreme damage to the keys, pads and structure of your instrument. 

 

Handling Your Instrument

Never sit on or put your feet, books, or anything else on top of your cases! This will cause damage to the instrument!

 

Should you ever have questions on the care of your instrument, ask your Director!

 
Brass Care

 

At Home

Only the student should handle the instrument. If instrument is not being played, it should be stowed away in case. Be gentle with your instrument. It is fragile. NEVER USE TOOLS ON YOUR INSTRUMENT! And don't let your parents/guardians use tools on it, either...even if they think they know what they're doing. Please tell your director when something needs to be fixed!

 

Cases/Mouthpieces

When you put your instrument in its case, always close all the latches. If you don't, someone (even you) might pick up the case and dump your instrument. When you have to set your instrument down outside its case, always set it on the floor, out of the way or under a chair where it provides some protection.

 

Always set your instrument down with the valve side up. Never stand your instrument on its bell. Put your mouthpiece in gently. Do not jam it in, it will become stuck. If it will not move, do not force it. Do not try to fix it yourself. Please ask your Director. 

 

When Traveling

Never leave an instrument in a vehicle! The heat may cause parts to become dried out, expand, and/or ruin the outside and inside of the instrument.

 

Cleaning Your Instrument

Never use chemical or store bought polishers or cleaners as these will damage the varnish. Your teacher has special supplies to clean your instrument with if need be.

 

Handling Your Instrument

Never sit on or put your feet, books, or anything else on top of your cases! This will cause damage to the instrument!

 

Should you ever have questions on the care of your instrument, ask your Director!

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