Hi. I am a college student majoring in music education, and had a rude awakening this past year, which was my freshman year as an undergraduate. I've always done very well in elementary school, junior high, and high school, pretty much always getting first trumpet parts. I get to college, and the music is much harder than I've ever played in wind ensemble, which is what I expected. My problem is in my range. Consistently, I can perfectly hit up to F (5th line of staff), and can usually play the G, though the G right above that F is where problems start to rise up. I can usually play up to a B or C right above the staff in band, but in practice, I fairly regularly have to strain to hit the G sitting on top of the staff, and I regularly have trouble with the A right above that, often not being able to hit it more than 5-10 times per practice session. Above that, forget it; it's a crapshoot. I may be able to hit an A (first ledger line) or above VERY early on in the practice session, but that doesn't help very much when it comes to practicality. My shock came when I was pretty much expected to hit a high C (2nd ledger line above staff) like it was nobody's business, and that they treated that like it wasn't even that high. To me, the high C usually seems wayyyy out-of-reach for me, which everyone thought was odd, but I was never realllllly expected to hit it, so it was a shock to the system. Before any assumptions are made, I have been playing since 4th grade, and have been taking private lessons since then every week. I have one trumpet- a yellow brass Bb Bach TR300- which I just found out this year that it is a student horn. It is the same horn I started out with in 4th grade, and is still in relatively good condition. I did not know there was any difference, that there were such things as student or pro level horns. Besides the fact it was a student horn, I was pretty much the only one not playing a silver horn, most of which were pro horns. Even though I've been playing for about 10 years, I guess I hadn't really taken it as seriously as I should have since senior year of high school, which I had to for audition preparation. I've always loved the trumpet, but never practiced anywhere near what I should have. Sometimes I may have only practiced once for half an hour to and hour a week, which I now realize is TERRIBLE, but besides lessons (which I should've been better prepared for), I didn't at the time think I had much to practice. I now, of course, see the err in my ways, but still was thoroughly shocked when I got to college, with a High C expected as easy as a middle of the staff C. This past year, I was 4th chair of 8 trumpets, with the only three above me seating-wise being the upperclassmen, and the other four below me seating-wise being my fellow freshmen. I am miles ahead of some of my peers in terms of double tounguing, triple tounguing, sight-reading, transposing, lip slurs, etc. I have been told I am an upstream player, and that I press too much on the mouthpiece. I can mouthpiece buzz fine, but can't lip buzz to save my life. I usually have pretty good tone and intonation, but my range and buzzing is holding me back. When I get to G sitting on top of the staff or above, my airstream gets thin, I press a lot more, and more often than not I just get air or I chip the note down to the partial right before it (try for G, hit E). If I warm up for more than 5 or ten minutes, I almost never get these high notes, because my upper range is already shot. I get winded after about 20-30 minutes of good practice, which is awful, I know. So in short, I've been playing for 10 years, and can't consistently hit anything above the G sitting on top of the staff. Any suggestions on getting my range up to par? I appreciate anything and everything. P.S. I had been playing on a Bach 5B for years, but recently switched back to a Blessing 3C, so that may be limiting me for now. If I switch back to the 5B, some of my range comes back, but it's still not up-to-par.