My stands have quite a few coats of spray lacquer on them so they won't tarnish as well. The foam could be cut down to just the width of the band easily if one chooses.
So in the end you would buff the shine up in the copper which is the most work, quite a few coats of spray lacquer, better if you can get an autobody shop to bake on some clearcoat. Then cut the foam down to just the width of the band or a nice padded leather section. Would be the ultimate in copper stands IMHO.