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Tonight I will play a community band concert [email protected] 1 1/2 hr typical concert band stuff, followed by a 45 minutes set of big band music. I will play first alto on both. Predicted temperatures today are @100 degrees and I expect will still be well into the 90's by the time we play at 7 PM. I've played outdoors many times, but never at this extreme of heat. Can you help me anticipate what pitfalls I can expect from my sax in terms of tuning, intonation, squeaks, etc. and what adjustments I can make to compensate. Should I expect to have to change reeds midstream one or more times? (I use different mpc and reed for big band). Any other tips and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. We have already been forwarned to drink plenty of water, both today and during the concert.