I completely forgot the most important thing I was supposed to mention in the last entry!
My father plays trumpet, french horn, cornet, and a few other brass instruments I'm forgetting. If you are in Austin, TX and need a really good horn player, he is looking for people to play with! He's interested in both ensemble and solo work. He is extremely good, and in great demand around Christmas and Easter. So if any orchestras or wind ensembles or bands in Austin read this, and are looking for a great brass player, let me know and I will put you in touch with him!