What age did you start playing trumpet?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by RHSbigbluemarchingband, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Adena422

    Adena422 New Friend

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    When I posted that I wasn't sure if I was 10 or 11 at the time...I just figured out that I was, in fact, 10 :). And I'm glad I made you feel young :)
     
  2. Ed Lee

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    I still know excactly how old I was when I started but I just don't know how old I'll be when I permanently quit ... and don't anybody tell me. Either time, what does it matter?
     
  3. jdangel38

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    I started when I was ten, puts me at 18 years now!
     
  4. Microblitz

    Microblitz New Friend

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    I started when I was 6 with the learners section of the Birchington Silver Band in Kent, England.

    I gave up when I was 18 and started again when I was 47 and I'm now 48.
     
  5. EL_JMAN

    EL_JMAN Pianissimo User

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    Started when I was 12 in concert band in middle school with a holton student model. At 16 I began playing mariachi music in high school and used three different horns there. I'm 25, about to be 26 right now and still continue with playing mariachi while using a yamaha xeno 8345
     
  6. bamajazzlady

    bamajazzlady Mezzo Forte User

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    Age 29 as an adult beginner!
     
  7. Plankowner110

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    I started in another lifetime!
    Anyway it seems like it as I am almost 62. It's been a lot of fun and quite rewarding both personally and financially. Retired from teaching music but still blowin' the horn.
     
  8. Pisarenko

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    Started at 30, never played before, but always loved Jazz. Now I´m 33 and motivated as ever. I simply love playing.
     
  9. coolerdave

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    I would have started when I was 11 but the band director said he had enough cornet players .. said why don't you play French Horn or Baritone.. so I said naw that's alright I want to play trumpet .. waited until I was in the next grade in a different school with a different band director (at least on the daily basis).. rented a real POS Lafayette ..with a hole in it... The previous band director still conducted the 3 different schools when they played together ... and he told me I would never amount to anything that year (side note he told my wife when she was 11 that her fingers were too small to play the clarinet...(what a gem this guy was) ...the following year I was in Jr High playing first chair .. I really have the Jr Hg band director to thank for loaning me his vintage cornet to use instead of that piece of brass that poised as a trumpet.
     
  10. ultratrumpet

    ultratrumpet Piano User

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    "The great Herbert L. Clarke didn't start until the age of 14. Within 6 yrs. he was 1st chair in the Sousa band, sitting next to his boyhood idol Walter Rogers."
     
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