A real OLD comebacker here



  • I like that TrumpetBoards saw fit to have a place for come back players. I came back to playing in the spring of 2016 at the ripe old age of 80 after a 51 year hiatus. Those 3 years up to now have had plenty of ups and downs, including 3 lip injuries last year, but things are really starting to work out for me. This year I have changed bands because the one I belonged to since the fall of 2016 was no longer challenging enough. The one I recently joined offers plenty of challenge, including being able to play beside a 30 year pro trumpet player who goes out of his way to help me learn the band's extensive play list. Right now I am in Trumpet heaven.

    I hope other come back players here will join me in sharing our trials, tribulations and, most importantly, our successes and joy from playing the devil's instrument we all love so dearly.



  • @GeorgeB said in A real OLD comebacker here:

    I like that TrumpetBoards saw fit to have a place for come back players. I came back to playing in the spring of 2016 at the ripe old age of 80 after a 51 year hiatus. Those 3 years up to now have had plenty of ups and downs, including 3 lip injuries last year, but things are really starting to work out for me. This year I have changed bands because the one I belonged to since the fall of 2016 was no longer challenging enough. The one I recently joined offers plenty of challenge, including being able to play beside a 30 year pro trumpet player who goes out of his way to help me learn the band's extensive play list. Right now I am in Trumpet heaven.

    I hope other come back players here will join me in sharing our trials, tribulations and, most importantly, our successes and joy from playing the devil's instrument we all love so dearly.
    George, you are an inspiration to us all, I think. I know you are to me! Keep it up, I am right here for you.



  • @BigDub Thanks Wayne. Glad to see you are here because I always enjoyed your posts.



  • I would bet MOST players are comeback players.....


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    Maybe I'm the only one who thinks that it's ironic that the opposite of "comeback" is "goaway". Could I be a "goaway" trumpeter? 😉



  • @GeorgeB Congratulations on your comeback and progress 🙂



  • @oldpete Thanks. It isn't easy in your eighties but even small improvements can give an old timer a big lift.


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    Feel free to join the "old guys club."



  • @administrator said in A real OLD comebacker here:

    Feel free to join the "old guys club."

    Do we have an age criterion to qualify?


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    @Shifty said in A real OLD comebacker here:

    @administrator said in A real OLD comebacker here:

    Feel free to join the "old guys club."

    Do we have an age criterion to qualify?

    Old. Damn old.



  • I'm 83...THAT's DAMN OLD !



  • I will be 81 at the end of this month, I feel young compared to a flute player in our Orchestra who is 90 and a visitor to the Big Band a couple of weeks ago, a Clarinet and saxophone player still blowing at 98.

    Regards, Stuart.



  • Great to see y'all here!
    I perform often with statewide symphony orchestra that includes an 85 year old retired Air Force General, and he plays! He calls me a youngster, I'm 68! My Dad used to say that you can't kill a weed very easily and now I understand what he meant much more clearly!

    Kindest regards,

    Mike



  • @stumac said in A real OLD comebacker here:

    I will be 81 at the end of this month, I feel young compared to a flute player in our Orchestra who is 90 and a visitor to the Big Band a couple of weeks ago, a Clarinet and saxophone player still blowing at 98.

    Regards, Stuart.

    @stumac said in A real OLD comebacker here:

    I will be 81 at the end of this month, I feel young compared to a flute player in our Orchestra who is 90 and a visitor to the Big Band a couple of weeks ago, a Clarinet and saxophone player still blowing at 98.

    Regards, Stuart.

    Yeah there is a 95 year old chap playing violin for the local classical music orchestra. But no one older than me in the two local bands I have or am playing in.


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