I got talking with a English mate on my soccer team and he found out I played trumpet. He said he was originally from the Sheffield area and that brass bands abound, that everyone gets together and plays and most of his family(except for him) plays a brass instrument.

I just thought how that would be to live in an area where so many people played socially it would be like, 'hey, what are you doing Saturday night, let's drink beer and play.' Pretty cool.