I played flugel for 12 years - i still miss it at times - hence the username!! But i moved to euphonium - i know its a strange move - but i love the euphonium. I love the size of it, i love the tone - i love that euph parts are always interesting! It is a challenging instrument and takes practice - but it is so worth it. My favorite euphonium soloist is Steven Mead - that man is just amazing!! My dream would be to play even half as good as he is - actually even quarter as good would be awesome!!