Hey y'all. I've decided to start an IRC channel for all those interested in discussing trumpet and getting to know each other better on a live chat basis. What is IRC? IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat. It's a rather geeky system of chat (similar to AOL's chat room) that works much better, and is accessible by anyone around the world. Unlike AIM, it allows discussion between MANY participants in a large chatroom, not just a one-on-one IM system. The more, the better! Set up your IRC client (see below if you do not have an IRC client) to join the Undernet IRC network ( www.undernet.org ). It has a large variety of servers, so to simplify, you can use any of the wildcard servers. It doesn't matter which. irc.undernet.org us.undernet.org eu.undernet.org Once you are connected to the IRC server, join #horns by whatever means your client provides. Normally, it's done by typing: /join #horns As far as IRC clients go, for Windows the most popular is mIRC (free small download at www.mirc.com) and for Mac the most popular is Ircle (free small download at www.ircle.com). There are many others, but these are the most popular. See me if you have questions. The best website I've found for IRC help is... oddly enough... www.irchelp.org. They will answer just about any questions you have, as well as me. So #horns at Undernet IRC. I hope to see you all there! The bot's name is DoubleC and I go by the nick "varter". Happy IRCing!