Hello, I'm a currently a junior in high school and am a very serious trumpet player. I have been contemplating in doing the NTC this year for quite some time now. However, I am having second thoughts because I just realized how many talented players are out there. The fee to apply is $75 and my family isn't in the best financial situation. I am willing to work hard, but don't know if that will be enough. My teacher has decided for me to play Hummel Movement 1. What do you all think?