In a thread called "audition style", Manny talked about the style in the U.S. being similar from symphony to symphony. I was thinking that this is probably because of modern communication. We can all hear everybody's ideas and gradually they become our own and standard. My question for anybody is: With all of the economic globalization going on, will musical style become standard from country to country. I think so, but it will take some time. A question for Manny: A long time back we were talking about why we play C trumpet. It has been a long time since I read that thread but I think you advocated the use of B flat trumpet. There was a suggestion that you lead the way. Do you remember this and have you been playing more B flat trumpet?