What age did you start playing trumpet?

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

  1. odd67ar

    odd67ar Pianissimo User

    Apr 30, 2010
    Oslo, Norway
    Started 1949 on a Cuesnon
    Main horn today Getzen Severinsen
    Played all my life
  2. Comeback

    Comeback Forte User

    Jun 22, 2011
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Thought for sure that I'd posted to this thread back in 2011, but I guess not. I was 10 in 1962 and started on a school rental of some sort. The first horn of my own was a bright shiny new Holton Galaxy cornet.
  3. johnmh

    johnmh New Friend

    Nov 21, 2009
    I started at 10 in 5th grade also (1965). M&D bought me a Holton Galaxy cornet that I used through High School, then a King Silver Flair 1055 for graduation that is my primary horn to this day. Got the Galaxy restored in the '80s or early 90's and still have it, but don't play it much.
  4. rockwell

    rockwell Pianissimo User

    Dec 6, 2011
  5. KimS

    KimS New Friend

    Nov 2, 2012
    46 -- it is now one year since my 1st trumpet lesson.
    (first *brass* was two years on baritone horn when I was 16-17 to escape a huge flute section!)
    3 cheers to the guy who started at age 60!!!
  6. bfoster68

    bfoster68 New Friend

    Jun 4, 2013
    Spring Hill
    I started in 6th grade on a olds trumpet and stopped after my senior year in high school (87). I remember it was heavy and tarnished until I used brass cleaner on it. Played with that instrument until I was a junior in High School. Bought a silver Yamaha YTR 2335??. They called it an intermediate horn. Now at age 44 after listening to my son play since 5th grade, now a junior in HS playing a King Silver Flair, I have decided to start again. I have a Eastman ETR400R at the moment but will pick up a better trumpet in the next year once I prove to the wife I am serious :-)
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2013
  7. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
    By this you mean return to the Olds trumpet you started with in 6th grade? Right?
  8. Branson

    Branson Piano User

    Jan 16, 2011
    Started playing solos in 4th grade and haven't stopped yet (age 71)
    Started on an Olds Ambassador.
  9. bfoster68

    bfoster68 New Friend

    Jun 4, 2013
    Spring Hill

    If only I still had that Olds but yes I would gladly :-)
  10. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
    So which Olds did YOU use for your start up. My start up horn, like Branson's was the Ambassador. I will be going out with that one as well, as I recently got it back from my little brother that borrowed it after I moved on to the Recording, and he gave it a a real beating so I had it refurbished to breathe a new life back into it. It plays more fabulously then I ever remembered it playing.

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