My 5th grader has decided to try band this year and wants to play the trumpet. I was more of a choir girl and DH was into sports, so we are clueless! I don't know what brands or what type to look for. I was wondering if anyone with trumpet experience could lead me in the right direction, maybe show me a few good deals on ebay so I know what to look for. Cheap but good is what I am looking for. We don't know if he will decide to stick with the trumpet so we aren't looking to spend alot of money. The band teacher found one for sale for $100, I dont know what brand, it needs to have a piece soldered on (not sure what piece) and she said it would need to have a chemical clean. I have no idea if the cleaning is one of those "must be professionally done" things or just personal preference. Any tips or advice would be GREATLY appreciated!!! Thanks!