Life is like a trumpet. If you don't put anything into it, you wont get anything out of it. -=iii=<()
I still know excactly how old I was when I started but I just don't know how old I'll be when I permanently quit ... and don't anybody tell me. Either time, what does it matter?
I started when I was ten, puts me at 18 years now!
I started when I was 6 with the learners section of the Birchington Silver Band in Kent, England.
I gave up when I was 18 and started again when I was 47 and I'm now 48.
Started when I was 12 in concert band in middle school with a holton student model. At 16 I began playing mariachi music in high school and used three different horns there. I'm 25, about to be 26 right now and still continue with playing mariachi while using a yamaha xeno 8345
Age 29 as an adult beginner!
I started in another lifetime!
Anyway it seems like it as I am almost 62. It's been a lot of fun and quite rewarding both personally and financially. Retired from teaching music but still blowin' the horn.
King model "2003" cornet
Conn 1B "Vintage One" Trumpet
Conn 1FR "Vintage One" flugelhorn
Bach 3C mouthpieces
Started at 30, never played before, but always loved Jazz. Now I´m 33 and motivated as ever. I simply love playing.
I would have started when I was 11 but the band director said he had enough cornet players .. said why don't you play French Horn or Baritone.. so I said naw that's alright I want to play trumpet .. waited until I was in the next grade in a different school with a different band director (at least on the daily basis).. rented a real POS Lafayette ..with a hole in it... The previous band director still conducted the 3 different schools when they played together ... and he told me I would never amount to anything that year (side note he told my wife when she was 11 that her fingers were too small to play the clarinet...(what a gem this guy was) ...the following year I was in Jr High playing first chair .. I really have the Jr Hg band director to thank for loaning me his vintage cornet to use instead of that piece of brass that poised as a trumpet.
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Bugles Across America > Home
"The great Herbert L. Clarke didn't start until the age of 14. Within 6 yrs. he was 1st chair in the Sousa band, sitting next to his boyhood idol Walter Rogers."
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