When I started chemotherapy eight months ago I thought my trumpet days were over for a while. But I was wrong. Not only was I able to perform in various situation but my playing and sound progressed. Of course there were many bad days because of the medicine but know how and what to practice. When I look back over the eight months I see that I have never performed so often and in so various fields including, symphonic orchestra, wood and brasswind bands, jazz quintett , funk groups, rock groups, weddings, brass quintets and the list goes on for a while. I owe very much to my teachers but the most I owe Mr.Purtle. Under his tution and modified routines I would never have been able to do this.