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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000592.txt from 2001/05

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Crazy Parade Thing (Answer expanded)
Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 22:22:12 -0400

At 08:42 PM 5/24/2001 -0400, WaveMaster516 wrote:
>Hi. I finally get to play clarinet in the Memorial Day parade on Monday! The
>problem is my band director says (I don't know what she is thinking) we play
>rain or shine.....rain is predicted. So that stinks cuz our instruments will
>spend 5 hours in the rain. Well, I fine with that if she pays for the
>repairs. What exactly will rain do to a clarinet? Maybe there is a reason why
>you are not supposed to wash the body of the clarinet...

Water is not good for the wood,obviously. Besides that, it is VERY bad for
the pads to be soaked. They will bloat and be ruined. Other than that, no
problem! ;-)

Except for rusting key rods, of course. And the horrible smell that will
develop if you put a wet clarinet in the case and close it up for a while.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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