I am sooooo excited! I've been looking all over the internet for a group to play with. I even talked to MFFan because he doesn't live too far from me. But I couldn't find anything. I sent emails to local band directors and didn't hear anything. Well this afternoon I decided to talk to the local music stores and so I called up the closest one. It turns out that my county has a community orchestra! They meet one night a week for an hour and a half. And they are not far from me! I talked to the director by phone and he is excited to have me join the group. Two of his trumpet players are in Florida for the winter (LOL) so he is happy to have another trumpeter. I told him I'd definitely need low parts until I get my chops back. But you don't understand how excited I am to have the opportunity to play in a group setting again!