Hey gang- I'm in somewhat of dilemma. In a few months, I will be working with my son's marching band's trumpet section as a sort of clinician. Here's the thing though- he's asked them if they want to continue playing trumpet in college and most he said, responded with yes. NONE of them have a copy of an Arban's book, and show no interest in getting one despite my son telling them how much of an asset it is to his playing. He's also the only one with a professional trumpet there as well (the school's main focus is football, so the band is stuck with 15 year old bottom rung student horns, so no hope of renting either.), and the funny thing is, he STANDS OUT with his Strad, instead of blending!
So here's the deal- what can I do to impress upon these kids what they need to do in order to become successful, not only in high school, but on their road of continuing education as well? Many thanks,