Okay i searched the forums and couldn't find anything on this, sorry if i missed one. I have a new strad that i know i will be playing all the time except for marching band. I want to know how to store my aristocrat so it will be near perfect playing condition when august band camp comes around. The trumpet is technically dead, but it still plays its heart out and does do its job, plus who in their right mind would take a perfectly good strad out on to the marching field? Anyway any advice would be greatly appreciated as i want to make sure i am doing the best job of storing this trumpet.