In 5th grade we had a choice, that a semester you had to pick either band or orchestra instrument to play. I was horrible at it, but I stuck with it and I am glad I did. I went off to middle school in 6th grade where I met my bestest ever friend, who played the cello and he was actually very good at it. He and I were not in the same orchestra classes, he was in the advanced one, but once we met we shared lockers and took as many classes together as we could.
As we aged he became better and better at it, went to Interlochen, and more camps for the cello. He was part of a group that toured Europe, and as he grew even older and better he decided to settle down to play. He is now the lead cellist for a medium sized cities orchestra. He has subbed and could play for bigger orchestras but he has since married his partner and learned to love the place they live in now, a pocket of blue in a sea of red.
Anyway, back to me. I played the violin using the popular Suzuki method.I could play well enough but I did not have the drive or interest at it so using the common word for someone who does not do well at playing an instrument I sucked. I ended up playing until my Junior year in High School when I quickly gave it up for the Debate team which was a lot better fit for me, and I had a great time with.
I am glad that I learned to play, first off for meeting my best friend, secondly for learning an appreciation of classical music.
Did you ever play an instrument when you were younger? Where you any good? Do you still play?