My son has braces. He's a 10th grader. He can't seem to hit the high notes. His band director plays trumpet I have paid for a private teacher for 2 years He practices at least 30 minutes per day... But still, His band director told him that in order to make the top band, he probably would never on a trumpet (range, tightness of thoat - not being able to hit high notes). He said Euphonium would be good... but my son wants to do trumpet... so.. I'm wondering if this is correct. Do the braces hinder THAT much? Do you have any suggestions on what we can do to make him better on his trumpet? As a mom, I'm NOT getting Why changing to Euphonium would help? bigger mouthpiece??? I just hate to waste the 5 years he's already spent on the trumpet... but I know he's getting REALLY DISCOURAGED.