Insure your horns - and I don't mean travel insurance. There are many different companies out there that will insure instruments up to a certain value, as well as companies that insure nothing but musical instruments. This will guarantee that you won't at least have to shell out money you don't have for new horns. My husband and I have a seperate policy with State Farm that covers our musical gear for professional use, but there are policies out there just for students, and most are pretty affordable. Have your parents talk to their insurance agent, or check for some companies online - it's well worth the effort. Our policy covers our gear for replacement value, and has no deductable - even expensive repairs are covered. Get something like that, and if your horn is lost or damaged you will have fewer worries. Good luck and have fun!