Medical school graduation gift many years ago.
PhD Pharmacology; MD Emergency Medicine residency. Spent most of my career in clinical pharmacology. Started trumpet in 1956, stopped in 1965. Retired in 2012. Started comeback in 2017. Other interests include curly-coated retrievers, upland game hunting, fishing, painting, woodworking, wine making, and cooking.
I went to the website to see what they had. I was pleased to find they also make drumstick bags. Grandson #1 just graduated from Rice University with his performance masters degree in percussion. I know he carries a lot of drumsticks to his venues and his current bags are black heavy duty nylon cloth and not attractive. I talked with Dena Hamilton and selected a wine colored stick bag that will have a nice engraved label sewn on. She took care of everything personally. I felt quite impressed with her dedication to great products and great customer service. I will definitely consider a mouthpiece case in the near future.
If only I could get it past my wife!
@tptguy I have had tinnitus for twenty years. Developed at same time as osteoarthritis. Perhaps related to anti-inflammatory drugs. So bad I had to give up seeing patients. My tinnitus is in both ears and is pretty close to 3,000 Hz. I have found that focusing my attention to other things lessens its impact. Hearing aids have also helped.