I started with the clarinet in grade school and then playing in high school and college bands. Until I joined this organization about 10 years ago, I hadn't played for about 45 years. Taking lessons from Eastman teachers and studying with the amazing conductors and mentors here has allowed me to regain many of the skills and some of the quality I vaguely recall from my youth.
I'm playing the bass and alto clarinet in the NH clarinet choir, and bass in the NH symphonic band. I also play alto sax in the Big Band where sometime I get to sing.
I try to practice every chance I get.