I dont know if ill be the only post on this, but here it goes! I just wanted to tell you thank you too! (i read a thank you topic and thought lets make a whole topic on it!) I rememeber being a novice player scared just to go into Marching band because i thought it was too hard! I came here and learned that Mr. Manny and friends were really nice Trumpetplayers! I thought they would give just lectures but no! They joke around and give each other a hard time! Like Me and my friends! I really felt that it was easy to speak to you, and you gave deep, able to understand, advice! If that one fateful day during summer school computers, if i had never found this site, i dont know if i would have joined marching band! Im happy to have met you and your friends! I never thought i gave you enough Thanks! I mean your close to your family, a Musical teacher, A Pro trumpet player! (doesnt pro trumpet player sound cool? hehe) and through all of that, you have time to come and help novice players, intermediate, advanced, heck! Even other Pro trumpet players! I think Im saying what many feel when i say, thank you for being Mr. Manny and a great trumpet teacher!