Tuesday, August 23, 2016

WW: Trumpet {Linky}

Mica told us last week, "I want to play the baritone in band. We need the instrument by Friday." The band form had no date on it whatsoever. I was kind of annoyed because he could have given strings a try last year. We have plenty of those instruments. Travis' boss gave him like 5 string instruments. Mica never told us about that. I got on him to be more informative, and to try new things. When I looked at the prices on renting an instrument I was like, "Whoa we need to make a choice here: Band or Martial Arts. I can't afford both!" Mica said, "You did tell me to try new things." So he had me there.

I looked at pawn shops, but they really only had old trumpets that looked dinged up.

Someone on facebook said they had a trumpet they wanted to sell. I said, "Sold!" It turned out that her Dad sold it without her knowing.

We gave up on the baritone at this point. Mica's like, "I want a trumpet."

I checked out Amazon, and boom they had new trumpets for about the same price as the old ones in pawn shops. They could get it to us in 2 days, we read ratings, and it came with a case, gloves, and a few other things.

Mica: Is this how I blow my trumpet?

Travis: Ya but you have to blow with your cheeks in.

It turns out that after all this Mica didn't need his instrument for a few weeks. He's super excited to have it. He watched the DVD that came with his music book, and now blows with his cheeks in. 

Mica has big plans! He wants to learn to play Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer. He said, "Dad can be Peter Gabriel, and you can be a background singer Mom." I said, "Why don't you start with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star as your goal?"

Isaak on the other hand is living in a box. He's living in a cardboard box.

Did you play an instrument when you were a kid, or do you still play an instrument now?


Clairejustine said...

It sounded like a good price then, I hate it when second hand is just as expensive or some times more expensive then new. Hope he is enjoying playing it :)

stevebethere said...

Glad you were able to get it he looks well pleased

Have a trumpettastic week :-)

Anonymous said...

My husband got a trumpet but I never heard him play it ever. My son is learning how to play the violin but I can see that he is not that keen lately.

I play a wee bit guitar and my son sing for me.

Mica looks so into it and thats amazing!

Tamar SB said...

A great instrument to play!!

Kristin Aquariann said...

There must never be a dull moment in your house! And probably not a quiet one, either, if he gets serious about playing the trumpet and practices every day!

DebC said...

Your boys are awesome :) So glad the trumpet worked out, even if his messages were a little mixed up. And I love the boy in a box!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Good for him for trying a new instrument! I wanted to play something when I was in middle school, but my mom was a single mom of 4 and couldn't afford the class.

csuhpat1 said...

Hopefully, he sticks with it and enjoys it.

Mandy said...

Love that he has such an ambitious goal! Good for you in supporting him in trying new things even if it is expensive. Maybe if he gets good, it will pay off in getting him a scholarship down the line? :) In the meantime, I feel for you and all of the practicing you'll get to hear. :-/

~ Noelle said...

So glad that you were able to find one. Broxton has said he wants to play the drums.. not a drum in school band. DrumS like a rock band drums. Umm... I just do not think my sanity can take that right now, so I said no.
Maybe one day...

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

How he puts it to good use. We have my husband's old saxophone if any of the boys want to play that.


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