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How I met my horn...

A year ago a chamber group I was apart of thought it would be fun to introduce our followers to each of our unique instruments.  While cleaning up my computer today (taking advantage of nap time quietness!) I found the paragraph I wrote on my horn and thought I would share it here! I started playing horn in the fifth grade and played school horns through high school. I had always dreamed of owning my own horn and in junior high school that dream became a reality when my Mom told me she was able to pay for a horn and that the local instrument shop in Anchorage Alaska had two horns for me to look at. A brass Alexander and a nickel played Holton 379. Looking back on it I probably should have chosen the Alex but as a young person in junior high school I had always imagined a beautiful silver horn. When we walked into the store my material side kicked in. I wouldn't even pick the horns up to try I was to shy, embarrassed, clueless how to play test them and overwhelming in love with