I have been asked to be in a band by the bands conductor, who i met as i was buying my Yamaha at private dealers house here in SF, Ivan said i was born to play the trumpet, and im not sure if thats just because he was trying to sell me one LOL! But Steve who happened to be there at the time liked my tone and asked me to come to practice which i did. The band was the Golden Gate radio Orchestra, based in a church hall in san mateo and they play old classic show tunes and radio tunes from the 20/30/40s. he actually gave me a cd and printed out sheet music to about 20 of the songs they play for me to learn in 1st 2nd and 3rd parts, and dropped them off at my house. The songs i liked where "Lazybones", "stardust" "guilty" "cherry", "it had to be you" and songs of that ilk. i found the music too hard for me at this time. But they are a great bunch of people who are keeping a part of american music alive. Ill definately be back with them as i progress more. i just didnt want to blow clams and annoy eveyone so i would just sit there maybe play the first few notes on a phrase etc so not to get in there way lol.