As a joke it was kind of lame IMO, but there are some youngins reading that perhaps don't know what a "gig" is. I told the young boys I'm tutoring. But reading all the horns you have, if you are in good health and can play them well IMO you've no excuse unless you just don't want to ... and if that be so, don't complain that you haven't any gigs. That USMC Kanstul G Soprano bugle is a waste if you're not sounding TAPS with it. Send it to me and I'll give it to some USMC League buddies I have who would use it to sound TAPS. My 84 year old brother still fires volleys with the league in WI on the Garand I gave him. I gave him the bayonet replete with USMC scabbard too.