Just a simple question for you all - based on a discussion I had recently with a mate who does a lot of Commemorative trumpeting (bugling). He is a member of the Royal Australian Navy Reserve Band and is called upon to celebrate the passing of Ex Servicemen at their funerals, a task I would be unable to complete, even though I can competently play the piece. He tells me that he had a performance some time ago where his rendition of the Last Post was faulty and he couldn't work out why. His mouth was dry, and his wife, a nurse, worked out that the drying agent in his toothpaste could have been the cause. Does anyone brush their teeth without paste prior to a performance, or is this a smokescreen (furfy)?