Thank you Al! great post.What's with all the hocus-pocus, mumbo- jumbo about performing on the trumpet? It's mainly superstition ,like the ball player's lucky socks, you're a pro, you go out and do what you're paid for.I had no idea trumpet players were so delicate. Only eat so many hours ,or inhale certain aromas before a gig. You know which foods agree with you,and which ones don't. If you're prepared,you're prepared,if you're not ,you're not. Now I agree, you shouldn't stuff yourself until you can't move before a gig ,but there is nothing wrong with eating a sensible meal.