Today, Scoble pointed to Haydn Trumpets and their Student Trumpet Blog.
When I was in the fourth grade, I joined the grade school band and started playing a Holton B flat cornet. It was the same instrument my mother played through in grade school and high school.
(The cool local connection is that Holton plant is located in Elkhorn, WI and is the oldest instrument maker in the country. One more cool connection – parent company LeBlanc is located in Kenosha, WI. I always though the all these Wisconsin roots for musical instrument companies was interesting.)
Anyway, the next year there were so many people playing trumpet and cornet I got moved to baritone. I ended up playing baritone all the way through high school and college.
Tip for the kids: Learn trombone, it is way cooler…