A few years back, I was blessed with a talented piano student that was also a stellar brass player.  She helped me pick out a trumpet for Natter, and gave him a few lessons.

He wasn’t a very disciplined student, though, and I decided to have him quit until he was old enough to join a band program.

Well, band is starting, so it’s time to shine up the old horn!

Grandpa M was also a brass player, back in the day, and showed us some tips on getting an old horn into shape.

You can shine up a horn with Brasso polish.  Who knew?


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He also solved the problem of the horn not playing.  Natter had taken the valves out and re-inserted them in all kinds of weird ways.  Fortunately, once the problem was diagnosed, it was an easy fix for Grandpa.

Now to see how band goes.

About dep31

I am a farm-raised homeschooling mom. I take great joy in making nutritious food that inspires people to take seconds. Thirds, anyone? We are a God-fearing, Christ worshiping family that enjoys good friends and good eats. If the kitchen is clean and the living room carpet is visible, then that's a nice bonus.
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