SOTW Columnist/ Forum Contributor 2014, Disti
A lot of good ideas so far about protecting the horns. I use a heavy duty bicycle chain to hook the case handles (alto & tenor) to any solid item in the area of the stage. Maybe under the stage and chain them to a leg or crossbar while the band is loading in. If I am going on break (away from the room) I put the chain around the bottom curve of the bells then attach them to something solid.