I must confess, I haven't played much since having my first baby. I haven't had time. I play horn most of the time- and usually just for the community production of Messiah. I even played only every other year for many years, due to babies. About a year ago, I bought myself a bugle in celebration of my son becoming a boy scout. I then registered myself as the bugling merit badge counselor and had to learn all the calls. I found that a bugle in a large house with 8 people is very useful. I no longer had to yell to call the kids from all corners of the house and even from outside the house. Bugling is now done many times daily in my home. I pulled out my trumpet and found I can play!!! I can play high b! I've been playing through the 1st trumpet part for Messiah and I can play it!!!! I never have been able to before. Now I'm wondering- just wondering, perhaps planning for the future, what are decent, low cost piccolo trumpet brands? I've always wanted to play "The Trumpet Shall Sound" (just for myself- not in public), but it's too tiring on trumpet. I had this idea that maybe I could save towards a piccolo trumpet, but I know nothing about them. Thank you!