Hi, This is pretty much my first thread here on TB as a returning bassist after a 20 year pause. My soon to be 4'th grader is looking to start playing the trumpet in school next year and I'd rather buy him a trumpet than rent one. Now, many many years ago, I used to play in a brass band and so have a little experience, but am wondering if anybody could give me some advice on what to look for, i.e names to go for, names to avoid, any source for reasonable quality used trumpets etc (in the US). I don't want to spend a fortune, but on the other hand don't want him to have something unsuitable or "different". I guess around $150 -200 would be OK. Another issue is that his music teacher at school is also my bass teacher...... Thanks.