Recently, I've decided to play alto sax in my school marching band next semester. There is a school saxophone that I can play so that I don't have to purchase one, but it has a strange odour, and I'm not sure if it is benign or not. It smells sort of like metal, but not exactly, and it is very powerful. I asked my director what to do about it, but he isn't an expert on it and didn't want to tell me something wrong.
Help? I need to learn to play, and I don't want to play it if it is potentially harmful to me.