18 November 2013

"Diseases of the band"

Zappa was right again, and in ways he might not have dreamt:
In addition, a General Dentistry study published in 2011 showed a wide variety of bacteria, yeast and mold present in 13 previously played high school band instruments....
Didn't clean his own clarinet for 30 years?  One understands that school instruments may not be taken care of the best (particularly in economic downturns where the school's priority is, naturally, to funnel as much of the money to sports, sports, sports! as possible) but, folks, if it's your instrument:  own it & love it.

No comments: