I started when I was about 11 in the fifth grade. My teacher (a drummer! how odd!) got me my first horn: a Bach TR300.
It's been several years. I'm now the lead player in my school's Jazz band as well as a Trumpeter in our school's combo and my friend's combo. I play on a Bach Big Apple Strad, and I plan to continue playing Trumpet for the rest of my life. :)