In third grade, I saw an orchestra concert, and was facsinated at how the slides of "the instruments with big slides" moved in unison. In fourth grade, I signed up for band. The instrument with the big slide was called "trom- something." Since trombone wasn't offered, I checked the "trumpet" box. With my parents I went to the music shop, asked for a trumpet, and was introduced to an instrument I had never before seen, it wasn't the one with the big slide! I kept my mouth shut, for fear of looking stupid, and learned how to play that one. Now, of course, I'm glad that mix-up happened. I almost shudder of the thought at playing trombone rather than trumpet.