Do you ever have times when your anticipating something so much that you can almost feel it? That was my experience when I was about to get my first pro horn. It was beautiful. A Schilke S32 for only $1,600. In my dreams I could already imagine myself with the wonderful instrument in my arms. A few months ago, my parents had said that they would consider buying a professional instrument for me if the price was right. Well, today I approached them with the offer of buying the Schilke. To my great disappointment, they refused to buy a trumpet. They said that when I'm older and start making my own money, then I can buy my own instrument. So, I guess I'll be sticking to my Bach TR300, which isn't too bad of a horn in itself. I just wanted the next step. But who knows, a few more years (maybe 12 or so years) when if I get out of a graduate school and start earning my own salary I'll be able to buy that dream trumpet. Anyways, just expressing my disappointment. I don't blame my parents though. They've already supported me this much.