I started in 5th grade. My dad wanted me to learn to play something and he told me that he liked the trumpet and that I should give it a try. My first lesson I picked up my Instuctor's cornet and automaticly had a good tone, for a beginner. I kept with it and even though I hated practicing beacause pokemon was better than practicing, haha, I continued through middle school. My 9th grade year was a good year for me. In my 11th grade year, last year, I truly fell in love with playing. I enjoy anything having to do with it. I am a senior in high school now and I am going to continue through college and after college. My first horn was a 700 dollar E.M. Winston Bostn Bb trumpet. I played on that horn till 10th grade. I then got a Bach strad. s 37. Then, I hit a huge growth spurt my 11th grade year and in the fall of my senior year I purchased my amazing Schilke X3. My first horn was lost. I let a freshman barrow it because his horn was in the shop and he left it on his bus. The horn was not a pretty sight, but it was the memories that made it special. I will never forget that horn.