Posted by Graham W. on April 08, 2002 at 19:09:52:
In Reply to: Re: Can someone help me with my trouble. posted by Ian Mac on April 08, 2002 at 18:18:43:
"To breath in and come into contact with the potential germs on a mouthpiece which has not been sterilized properly is not something that I would ever wish to do."
That one's easy to remedy. Don't inhale through the horn when you borrow a mothpiece. Otherwise, one just as much at risk of getting this herpes from sharing the same horn let alone the mouthpiece.
Regardless, I doubt the student had this in mind while refusing to use the band director's mouthpiece. I'm not a pathologist, but I am sure there are things around a band room that would safely disinfect a mouthpiece with *very* little chance of contracting disease or illness from it.