Hi ... from reading the other posts here, it looks like I am also in the 'comeback group' I was gone quite a long time. I played through HS, and then hung it up to focus on studies to get into college. Well that was 24 years ago ... ugh. A recent 20% furlough in my job gave me a day off per week, and I decided to take music lessons. Wow, I'm glad I did, but I consider myself a rank beginner. My goal is to be able to play well enough to play some funk with my friends that play guitar. It may take awhile to get there, but I'm enjoing the ride. I am also intersted in learning about and starting a small collection of vintage brass. This looks like the right place to start the learning. For now I'm playing my Olds Ambassador that I played in HS marching band. It's not pretty at all ... but sounds alot better than the TR300 I borrowed while the olds was in service. I also recently bought on ebay a Fllugelhorn, just because I wanted one sooo bad in HS, and can afford it now. I'll post elsewhere about it ... I kind of jumped in before doing research, and wonder if I bought a good one. I at least read enough to avoid cheap imports, and got a Conn horn made by 'Willson Brass.' I'll post elewhere about that. Anyways, just saying hi!