I started in 6th grade. It was either chorus or band, and I chose band. We had a list of instruments and had to pick one. My mom talked me out of clarinet (Not that many boys play clarinet.), drums (Do you really want to play a bell kit?), and tuba (Do you really want to handle an instrument that big?). Those weak arguments led me to the trumpet. Now I am a music major at the University of Tennessee and a huge drum corps fan. I think my mom had a hidden agenda because it's also her fault I love drum corps so much, but hey there are worse addictions lol.