Re: Hi Everyone
WOW! i've put up some long posts, but that beats the heck out of my records!
like you, i was inspired by hearing another person play: my sister. only thing was, she was playing for the first time, and she was a flag in the high school band. she originally played oboe, which wasn't a marching instrument, so she dabbled with the sax.
when the high school band director came to our fifth grade class with a piece of paper with different instruments, i confidently circled "saxophone".
and i've stuck with it ever since.
the next year, i was squawking out notes on a trashy instrument and getting better each and every time we played "hot cross buns". i'm now a senior in our high school band and love it!
oh, and i don't squeak/squawk anymore. i growl.