"I am sending you a King 1501 trumpet that my mom bought me some thirty plus years ago. I started playing trumpet in the sixth grade with the encouragement of my mom. I started with a used brass one that I kept until high school. My mom surprised me in high school with the silver one I am sending you today!
I grew up in a poor home in Georgia with no father, but with a mother who loved me! She worked so very hard to provide for my brother and myself. I know it was so tough just for her to provide the basic things at times - she saved and a sacrificed so much for my trumpet! My mom believed in music and me and for this I am very thankful! I was so proud to have a new silver trumpet and to play it in the high school band!
My mom died several years ago but I think of her every time I look at my trumpet. It is now time for my instrument to be played again and bring joy into another life! Please give the trumpet to a deserving someone and let them know it was a gift from 'Peggy' - my mom!
I never played all that well, but mom always made me feel like I did!"
Chuck Granberry, Austin, TX