I hope this is the right place. I played in band all through high school and loved every minute of it. It was my passion and joy, but I despaired ever being able to make a living at it. Then I had a special needs child and was on my own with him. Between working 40-60 hours a week and helping my boy I just didn't have time for music anymore. Now I have the time and opportunity to start playing again after 20 years. My lovely hubby has offered to buy me a clarinet, but I find myself lost trying to pick one. Can anyone give me some suggestions about what would be a good maybe intermediate level instrument that would not be too expensive? In school I had a Selmer Bundy that I played from fifth grade all the way through my first semester of college so I have never shopped for one before. This is probably the one and only time I will ever get to pick my own and it will have to last me for the rest of my life. Thanks in advance and sorry if I posted in the wrong place or gave too much/little info.