New Guy from Houston

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greetings' started by TxLcTrumpet, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. TxLcTrumpet

    TxLcTrumpet New Friend

    Apr 27, 2009
    Houston, TX
    Hey everybody! My name is Marco and I’m a fellow band geek from Houston, Texas. A little bio / introduction of myself,

    I’ve been playing on a Bb trumpet for 6 years now (I play on a Strad with a 1 1/2 C mouthpiece). I’ve made the Texas All State band once now, and I plan on making it again this year. Through my Junior High years, I played Concert Etude by Alexander Goedicke (7th grade), and the first movement of the Haydn Trumpet Concerto. I also placed 1st chair in both Region Band and Orchestra in my “area” in the 8th grade.

    My freshmen year in high school, I began marching band (going on my 4th year now! Woohoo!) And played the third movement of the Haydn Trumpet Concerto. My Sophomore year, I made the Area Band / Orchestra in Region Band Competition. I also played the first movement of the Hummel Concerto. This year (Junior year) I’ve made the Texas All State band (amazing experience), and am going through the Variations in the back of the Arbans Book (along with some other music). I have just finished learning the whole Carnival of Venice (I love that last movement!) and am now studying the variation after that.

    I plan on attending Texas A&M University and majoring in engineering (I still want to play trumpet in the side, though!).

    I have a question; Do you think that someone with my experience / age could play at gigs such as weddings / churches? I’ve been giving it some real though lately, and I would want to play at gigs as a summer thing so I can earn some money. I know there are some people on this forum that play at gigs, and I was wondering how you all started out?

  2. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

    May 11, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    Welcome to TrumpetMaster Marco!

    I was playing professionally at 16, so yes, I think you can.

    Enjoy your stay here.
  3. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

    Jul 26, 2008
    Very welcome to TM, Marco!

    With your experience on the trumpet,
    of course you can play at weddings!
    The stuff you´ve played already is
    harder than that!

  4. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

    Mar 25, 2005
    Indianapolis, In
    Wecome to TM, enjoy your stay. You can play anywhere as long as someone will hire you.

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