Think of the sound of America on a fall Friday night. What do you hear? Well, if you are close to any of the thousands of high schools across the country, you hear a marching band playing during a football game. On a Saturday, you will hear the same thing at hundreds of colleges and universities. In many schools and colleges, the band is just as important as the team. And during the summer months, you might hear a Drum Corps International (DCI) drum and bugle corps event, the more competitive cousin of the marching band world. (To learn more about this great activity, go to www.dci.org.)
The fact is, ChopSaver Lip Care was born out of the marching band experience. One of my former students explained how he treated a lip injury that happened during a marching rehearsal after someone accidentally bumped into him while playing. He treated the bruise on his lips with an herb called Arnica. That is what inspired me to create ChopSaver, a 100% natural, herbal-ly infused lip care product that contains arnica and 19 other amazing, healing ingredients. In ChopSaver, you will find things like shea butter, mango butter, aloe, Vitamin E, grape seed oil, avocado oil, and healing herbs like ginger, comfrey and white willow.
Of course, not everyone is so unfortunate as to suffer a bruised lip while playing in a marching band or drum corps. But the abuse from long periods of playing while moving in intricate formations on the field can lead to lip soreness, irritation and chapping. These symptoms can happen no matter what brass or woodwind instrument you play. That list includes flute, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, horn, baritone, euphonium and tuba. And in the marching world, you can add exotic instruments like mellophone, sousaphone and contrabass.
The other factor is weather. Marching season rehearsals usually start in the hot summer months and continue well into November in most places around the US. Imagine playing a flute or trumpet in 90 degree heat or freezing cold. Those extremes call for a special lip care product, one that was created especially for the outdoor musician. Many use ChopSaver with SPF 15 during the day and ChopSaver 100% Natural while indoors and overnight. And healthy lips actually help musicians produce a healthier, more beautiful sound.