I get to completely step out of character and introduce myself first and try to make everyone feel a bit welcome. ============ I'm Pete. I'm one of the founders of this forum. I generally take care of forum technical issues and brainstorm new stuff with the other WF staff. About me: You probably know me as the guy that created saxpics.com and ran it from approximately 1997 to 2007, when I sold it. I've also served as an administrator, moderator and columnist for Sax-on-the-Web. I neglect my new blog and picture gallery. Interestingly, this is my first musical foray into a forum that is NOT SOTW. Yes, I've written a couple articles for a couple other websites, but I've never posted on another forum. Here's my professional music resume, in brief: * Assistant to the director at an extremely large church in Western NY for about 8 years. * Director at two different churches in Tucson, AZ for about a year each. The bankruptcy of one was NOT my fault. * In addition to directing, I arranged music and taught beginning sax and clarinet lessons. * I studied saxophone at the State University of NY College at Fredonia under Dr. Wyman for a year -- he's a first generation student of Sigurd Rascher -- and I studied for eight more years, both sax and (sometimes) clarinet, with one of Dr. Wyman's former students (a pro player) both before and after that. I play mainly classical, but I've played in more than one jazz ensemble. * I took voice lessons from a former Miss Arizona. Let's see. Oh. What do I play 'n' stuff. I've played, in college and high school, a variety of pitches of saxophones and clarinets, but mainly bass clarinet and baritone sax, although I played Bb contrabass clarinet (Leblanc paperclip) for awhile and Bb bass sax (Conn New Wonder). I find that the bass clarinet and bari sax are closer to "my voice" than anything else. I've recorded two CDs with my various church choirs. Oddly enough, singing (bass), not playing. I more-or-less retired from both singing and playing, due to medical issues, around 2010. I'm a full-time computer tech and live with wife, kids, dog and cat outside Phoenix, AZ. I've attended a few "get together"-type events, before, and if you're payin', count me in!