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posted: 9/8/2005 at 1:28:03 PM ET
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I am in Jr. high. I have been playing trumpet for 3 years. I am in concert band and our band needs more trombone players. I am in two minds. Whether to switch to trombone or stick to trumpet. If I choose trombone, I will get a spot in Symphony band next year. I don't know which instrument has higher rank. At the same time I am also thinking, that when I will be in High school, I will keep trumpet.
I am confused and cannot make decision.

Can somebody help me look thru?

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posted: 9/8/2005 at 7:14:09 PM ET
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Well personally I would chose the trumpet because well, I like the trumpet. But in your case I would stick to what ever You enjoy more. I am also in junior high and have been playing the trumpet for 5 years. I am in the concert band and our band does not have a lot of trombone players. When i first joined band I did want to play trombone but sadly I was to short to even extend the slide. But last year I was thinking of making the switch to the trombone because we didn't have any begining trombone players. But That year there was there were 7 trumpets and we were graduating 4. So that leaves me and two beginers. I knew instantly that my band director will not let me be a trombone player because he needed me in the trumpet section. As for highschool I'll most likely being tenor saxophone in the jazz band because the highschool that I will be atending does not have a trumpet section. The school told me that i could still play trumpet but I'll be the first and only trumpet player so I 'm kinda freaked out about that. So in short Just pick whichever one you like more. If the trombone is what you want, but I still say that i like the trumpet better

$> Trumpets rule <$

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posted: 9/8/2005 at 8:46:50 PM ET
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I'm in high school and play trumpet in the marching band. Sometimes you have to sacrifice for the better of the band...if it really needs another trombone a noble thing to do would be step foward and change. On the other hand: I'd rather get my teeth drilled than march with a trombone...but you didn't say anything about marching so this may not be an issue.
Talk it over with your teacher, too.
Much Love and Sincerity,
Chloe Phoenix

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