My dad was a pro reed player and had a combo (day job also) Started on clarinet in 7th grade, quickly found not my personality , nor had finger dexterity for it or playing good piano. Switched to cornet (dad bought a committee model)sadly gone! Played in MSU bands, VFW Band, etc. Switched to Selmer Kmodified in 60, etc. Play in fine Kalamazoo Concert Band (36yrs), Cabtown Checkers swing band, church, etc. Also am a choir singer of long duration.
Bach strad,84, Besson 8-10 cornet and trumpet, vintage Gretsch trumpet