I also wanted to include a photo to demonstrate the size of the baritone.
No, none of these baritone players is Meego. These are fully grown adult baritone players. Meego is smaller, his baritone is the size shown.
I, for one, love the sound of the baritone and am happy that it was the instrument he settled on when we went to pick-ur-instrument day last year.
Meego rides a bus to school and schlepping this thing back and forth is quite an ordeal. Magnum is at work during times Meego goes to and from school, and ironically, I am escorting a bunch of other people's kids to and from school during times Meego goes to and from school.
So there's the dilemma. How can the poor kid practice the baritone at home?
Lo and behold, not only was there an extra one laying around, the band director let us keep it at home for free. Granted, it's not particularly pretty, but it's certainly suitable for an 11-year-old beginner to stash at home and practice on. This system was working wonderfully.
For some strange reason, Meego brought home the pretty, stays-at-school baritone over Thanksgiving break. It's sitting on the floor next to the beat up, stays-at-home baritone. Naturally, he wants it at school in time for band class, and the bus driver doesn't allow it on the bus in the mornings. I could run it over there now, like I've done in the past, but I really want to drive home the idea that he uses the ugly one for practicing at home and the pretty one stays at school since I
Hmmm, what to do. Any advice? I'll wait, I've got nothing in particular going on right now...