So I got a gig to play saxophone for midnight showings of the Rocky Horror Show at a local gay bar. Despite being 17 and still in high school, my parents are pretty cool (don't tell them I said that) and are letting me take this... unusual gig. However, if you are familiar with Rocky, you know that the sax parts demand some screaming altissimo. Between that and the intense volumes at which I have to play to be heard over the drums and guitar, I am blowing through my reeds like crazy. I've gone through about a reed every two shows so far. Is this normal? I just kind of developed my altissimo range this year and haven't played a show that demands those high notes before but reeds are expensive and it would be nice if there was a solution to my problem.