I am a Senior in the St. Eds Marching Band in Cleveland Ohio. I have been playing since seventh grade and now love it more than ever. It is great. I am the lead trumpet and have two other friends that are very close. Our band is very small, about 63 people total in the Marching Band. We are a competition band and have been competing as far as I can remember. I did play a bit of piano when I was very young. Later I got accustomed to the trumpet from a friend in grade school. I do have some but very little experience on the trombone too. I have been working a lot on improvising lately and just overall getting better. Basically, I have a huge passion for playing the trumpet. I am also in the jazz band and concert band. Jazz band has become more of my thing. I plan on minoring with the trumpet in college. I would honestly say that I am not quite good enough to get a profession or major in music even if I do love it. I basically just plan on at least just playing trumpet throughout my lifetime. I just got a Bach Stradivarius trumpet for Christmas and I am so psyched about it. It is a 2003 but is in very good condition. I also own a yamaha 4335G intermediate trumpet which I play for marching band and other more physical activities. All I can say is that music is my life and I love the trumpet.