I'm thinking of taking up playing the Trumpet to do Shows and Dance Band type of gigs. I haven't the first clue about what Trumpet's are available and mouthpieces to chose from. I have played in Brass Bands all my life and just want a change of direction. It's either this or to start a career as a Musical Director. I've looked on various websites and would spend up to £450 on a new instrument. All the websites are informative but I need some advice from members who have recently purchased a new trumpet. Yahama website seems good but there's such a variety and I don't know what's a good buy or not. I don't want to spend too much at this stage. your suggestions please!!!!!!!!!