Slightly OT -
I played trumpet from 6th grade up until my junior year in collage, a period of 11 or 12 years. There was a time I played about 5 hours a day so, while not at a professional level, I was pretty good.
Fast-forward about mumble mumble years later (OK, about 20 years) and I’m interested in picking up the trumpet again. Problem is I sold my trumpet about 10 years ago .
What should I be looking for when I buy a new trumpet? I’m obviously not going to be playing with the BSO any time soon, but I would like to play with some intermediate level ensembles once I get my chops back up. I can get an intermediate level/top student model from a known brand for about the same price of a pro model from a lesser known brand (I spent, 25 years ago, more for my old trumpet, so with inflation…). Anyway, any advice....