Shouldn't matter; there's a point where you don't just ask someone to do something which is harmful to their health! Hopefully there won't be a wind chill of 24.It's at the business plays one of the band members owns - so not contract opt out. Just looked and the low is in the low 50's so I should be good to go.
Last year we played a haloween parade.. My guitar player noticed my china cymbal could become a giulloltine and behead me .. it was windy plus we were moving.going around sharp corners..ect...I took some plumbing strap the kind with holes in it and ran strapping from stand to stand screwing it to the floor of the trailer every chance I could..(I now have a rack) this straping of stands does work well in windy/parade type conditions.I remember one winter gig many years ago where it was also windy and we ended up needing to fold nails over the legs of the cymbal stands as they kept trying to take off. Wild to watch as they didn't just tip over, the weight of the stand underneath acted like a kites tail and they would literally lift off the stage and start motoring across.
Please take note of this: when playing in the cold you will have little or no grip at all on your sticks and your palms will just slide against sticks. This will become painful especially on the area of your hand between the thumb and index finger.I'm playing a gig outside on Friday night. It's not supposed to be too terribly cold - lower 50's. Would you wear gloves or use some hand warmers? At least I don't have to take my fan to the gig!