I can recall a band enquiring with the contest orgainisers about the use of trumpets a few years ago and were told very flatly - NO. Does anyone know if the rules have changed.
Can't help thinking that if one of the other bands playing yesterday ( one in particular anyway), had used trumpets...
No, you do it once, the brasso cleans all the rubbish (that you can't see) and wax( that manufacturers put on valves) and once you've cleaned the polish off completely and oiled them they should be nice and free. I'm and engineer by trade so I know what I'm talking about. I might as well add...
Try removing the valve and clean off any oil on them.
Get some brasso polish and pour a small amount (but enough for a thin film) on to the valve. Replace valve in cornet work valve up and down for a few minutes. The valve will feel heavy and maybe sluggish.
Remove valve and clean the polish...
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