I've been given the opportunity to play in a one-day marching band sort-of deal in my local town. However, the scheduled date is set to rain, but the stubborn director says we're going to play on that day no matter the weather. I'd really like to participate in this (I don't see many things like this here), but I've got concerns about playing in the rain.
Is it safe to play the saxophone in the rain, assuming it is largely unprotected (there is no umbrella)?
I fear that:
- The pads will deteriorate.
- The lacquer will be damage.
- In non-lacquered spots: the underlying brass will tarnish.
- The reed will get ruined.
Are these fears accurate? Would it be best just to not go, then?