A huge thanks to everyone's input on my threads over the last 2 years(comeback!) All of your advice has been so helpful !! Ive not had many public appearences with my horn over the last 2 years since coming back, but ZIm working on it. Church here n there,a funeral, maybe a coffeehouse this week, a nursing home soon, etc. Unfortunately, the small area I live in doesnt have much in the way of community bands. The main one is a seasonal thing(spring and summer) so they are all finished up for awhile. But, Im still practicing everyday, working on my tone, range(low as well as high!!)tonguing,and flexibility. Im also hoping to work my horn in to my weekend rock band(Oh, how I hope it happens!!) We do a few select blues tunes that, if all works out, I can play some lead horn in.Once again, thanks to all who have given your input, and continued success to all of you !!!!!!!!!!