Hi, Greetings from Cork. I used to play clarinet in a brass & reed band in the late 80s/early 90s for five years and and I also learnt cello for just over six years with an overlap of the two for about a year or two. I just about coped with 2nd and 3rd clarinet most days but I was luckier with cello as I had a superb teacher and I always felt good about my playing. A little less so about clarinet but there you go. Now, She Who Must Be Obeyed is from the UK and I have heard her local brass band on a few occasions and I cant help thinking how I might like to eventually contribute in some way to the local community and to that end I have been thinking about taking up a brass instrument. I am able to put in some time everyday to practice but what I need to decide on is what instrument to take up. I am inclined towards Tenor Horn or Trombone but in a way cant decide. Now, I did in fact practice on one of the band's Eb basses for about month and I got on fine but trying to put it all together with the junior band at the time was tough. Anyway, I dont have the dough for a bass so what do you think for a forty something man with a dodgy ankle and high cholesterol - Tenor Horn or Trombone? I have also plenty of choir experience. Any comments? I have been enjoying reading the Mouthpiece in recent days. Thanks very much for reading.