I started out in music as a cornetist many, many years ago. Circumstance led me to switch to oboe after a couple of years. I played oboe throughout my high school and college careers. For marching band (because oboes "don't march"), I played various instruments including tenor drum, baritone horn, Eb horn, and alto saxophone. I also played for a time with a community band for a couple of seasons right after high school graduation, and I took organ lessons for a couple of years as a teenager.
Now in my 50's, it's been years, decades really since I've played at all. I recently came across a very nice used cornet at a very good price. That got me thinking and reminiscing about my years in band. I decided to buy the horn. I'm sure it will take some time to redevelop any respectable level of proficiency, but ultimately I'd like to participate in a brass choir. I met <lj user="heartnut"/> through another community we have in common, and she suggested I might also look for a local community music group. While my work schedule is very prohibitive of participation in organized groups of any type, I do hope to eventually find a group that my schedule can accomodate.
All that said (and I know that's quite a ramble for a "quick intro."), I came across this community and thought I'd join. I'll likely lurk more than post since I'm not currently actively participating in a community band, but may jump in from time to time if I feel I can contribute something to the discussion.
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