that is NOT so far from the truth. On our Colonial Days parade last summer, ROBERT (that's his real name), a very gifted trombonists, attached his lyre to his slide instead of to the mouthpiece receiver. I suppose it was an innocent mistake --- the first parade of the season and such --- but for a "seasoned" veteran of many parades over many years, it was quite humorous. AS WHEN HE STARTED THE Parade, he didn't yet realize that his music would be moving as much as his slide. BUT THE SHOW MUST GO ON -- and he played the whole parade in that manner!!! quite amusing to the rest of us!!!!