Quoted for truth! Especially the part about kids giving up on playing. I was at the end of my rope when I hit 8th grade, and was doing my best to maintain a high chair placement (another kid and I were battling for first chair) in spite of having an old beat up King cornet that had definitely seen better days. I gave my parents an ultimatum at that point: either hook me up with a better instrument, or I was going to quit. Once I got my Yamaha trumpet, it was smooth sailing at that point. What kind of Bach trumpet is it? Is it a Bach Stradivarius, or is it a Bundy or Mercedes?