Is true! A new member to my poetry group was talking about being in a community band that I had looked into when we were discussing my joining a band. I said I might like to join and she got very enthused. I went for the first time last Thursday, playing xylophone and bells. Wow -- super friendly group! The other percussionists let out a whoop and one guy even yelled "Score!" when he found out I'd be with them. Can't beat that for a reception! And it went okay. I'm super rusty -- it's been 30 years, after all. I took home the sheet music to practice on my recently-refound set of bells. They give a lot of concerts and dances, which is so unlike high school with our two or three concerts per year plus football/basketball/marching. I think I'll like it a lot once I get better. Thanks again for suggesting it! I don't think I would have joined without your encouragement!