Howdy all, As I go through the volumes of information on this board hoping improve upon my High School expirence with the trumpet I've come to the conclusion that I should most likely seek out the services of a qualified instructor if I'm to progress to the level that I'd like to. I'm my own worse critic, after a twenty year absence from my horn I picked it up with great ferver about 1 year ago and have been hammering away every day since. I can play low F# through high C with no real problems. Above high C is another story. I got the D above high C once or twice but I really don't count that. Intonation seems Ok to me, pleanty of power for the fff stuff, and technical skills need some work. I'm playing music that is at least at the level I left off at. In the community band I'm in, the Bob Barr Community Band in Columbus, GA we play a lot of Sousa march's in cut time, and I like to play lead trumpet pieces like music from the Phantom of the Opera and John Williams show tunes (Star Wars) etc.. Fanfares like the theme from Battlestar Galactica etc.. Having said all that, I think I'm doing ok for a 36 year old that desperately wants to re-capture the horn player he once was. If I only had the wisdom back then that I have today me and Mr. Laureano might be associates on one level or another, or at least I'd like to think I was often told by my music teachers that I was going to go places if I stuck with it. How lucky today's students are to have access to these very forums we communicate on today. In 1981 such a creature did not exist! Anyone out there know of someone they might be able to steer me to in the Columbus, Georgia area?