I played in three silver bands over a period of 12 years and stopped with the music completely when i was 21.
We took part in band contests and shows and also a few concerts.
I played the tenor horn ( below ) that was my main instrument which i was trained on and played for the 12 years.
I played solo about 10 times in contests and shows and in biggest audience would have been about 600 people.
My second instrument which i would play if needed is the Flugel horn, it is one size down from the tenor horn.
It is a brass instrument resembling a trumpet but with a wider, conical bore. Some consider it to be a member of the saxhorn family.
My third and last instrument is the Euphonium , one size up from the tenor horn, as with the Flugel horn i would only play if i was needed to stand in.
And so ended my musical life, i loved it when i was taking part, and over those twelve years i helped a few kids learn to play.
After that i started on a new life, it’s called marriage.