My son has been playing the French horn in school for the past couple of years. I want him to stick with it and hopefully play in the HS band – there are virtually no French horn players.
This summer, he went to a week-long music camp. It was right after his asthma was acting up. It was the most he'd ever practiced – about 2 hours a day.
We discovered that he got tired and winded halfway through the day and was coming home kind of wiped out. So I started having him pre-medicate at lunch the same as if he had exercise-induced asthma and was in gym – and that helped a lot!
My questions for the adults with asthma reading this – if you have asthma and play a brass or wind instrument, did or does the same thing happen to you? What helped?
That is him at camp, and yes that is a belt around his waist with his medicine!