I've never really had a great range on trumpet. I started playing in 6th grade and I'm now a freshman at college. I'm in the marching band and I love it, like always. But I've recently been wondering about my range and if my chops are right for trumpet. I can hit a G consistently on good days. As in, the G right above the staff. I've been taking private lessons since I started trumpet and range has always been an issue we worked on. But now, since I moved 1,000 miles away, I don't take lessons anymore.
I was talking with the marching band grad assistant and he was telling me how some people might not have trumpet chops, but low brass chops. Ever since he said that, I've been wondering if maybe I have low brass chops. I think about it, and I really do love playing trumpet, having the melody and stuff, but I would really like to play something that I have more of the chops for. I've invested so much money into trumpets [I own 2]. What do you guys think? Should I try low brass or stick to trumpet? I would like honest opinions with suggestions, please and thank you.