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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by RHSbigbluemarchingband, Apr 22, 2009.
Last year 38...love it!
Started in early 1961 at age 9 - 4th grade - Olds Special - still have the horn and the receipt!!!
Started at 11 in 6th grade. Had a cruddy begineer horn. Some "Aristocrat" or something that was real basic begineer horn. It has been the only one I've ever had untill yesterday. Now in
10th grade and I plan to play untill I die.
I started playing at 13 but only for a couple months. Following year I played baritone and then at 15 I was back on trumpet again. It was a crappy Bach beginers horn and I hated that thing. When I was 16 a tuba player stepped on it by accident and the band lent me an old beat up King. It was really brassy and had a great sound. I 'kept' it I just started playing again recently after a 10 year hiatus
10 years old
Conn Director (wish I still had it)
Stopped at 14 and picked it up again at 56....
age 10 (5th grade) - on student conn (everything still works) -quit 20-25, played 25-35 - only reach E above high C on (post UMI King silver Flair - my favorite/current), quit 7 years, back at it for 10 months now --at 45 -- BEST I HAVE EVER BEEN, Can hit E above double C softly and lightly -can play to A above high C
NEVER QUIT, and if you do, come back, practice, patience, perserverance --its never too late!!!!,
Started at age 11, 6th grade. Only year of band "instruction" as my family moved the next year to a town that did not have a junior high band program but I continued to play through college. Just restarted two weeks ago after a 25 year layoff. Loving it.
I was 11 yrs old, and started on a leaky King Cleveland Superior cornet. A year later I started trumpet lessons and my mom bought me a 1961 Benge from my teacher. That was a great horn - it had belonged to Bobby Shew so it was EXTRA cool! 27 yrs and a few horns later, I'll still never forget the feeling when I got that Benge
King 602 cornet, Yamaha YTR-6335.
Started at age 26 with a Jupiter rental. After 6 months, bought a decent Yamaha with 2 complete sets of C and Bb slides, then got me an old but valiant Couesnon cornet. After 3 studious years, had a long hiatus due to moving to the States and going through numerous life changes. Finally restarted to practice consistently 3 months ago.
Promised myself a new horn if I make noticeable progress after a year. Thinking of a flugel with a V cup MP for the sweet sound but those Selmer TT are awefully sexy too, or a Taylor Chicago custom, or a Kanstul. So many temptations out there...