This book has been created with the Beginner, Student and Professional Player in mind to promote responsibility, care and a sense of pride in your instrument. With the guidance of this book you will soon learn a recommended practice of maintenance. Together with full colour photographic illustrations there is detailed information on how to carry out cleaning routines. There is also a full colour section detailing keys and pads on the instrument with sections on advice about storing the instrument and selecting a good repairer. Packed with information this book has been carefully prepared over some 3 to 4 years, checked for content by accomplished players of the Royal Marines Band Service and are in use by the trainees of the Royal Marines School of Music. This book is aimed at being cost effective in the long run by encouraging care and pride in your instrument, keeping it in good condition and out of the hands of the repairer for longer periods of time, thus reducing the risk of problems due to the lack of care!