The story behind how Louis Armstrong starting playing the trumpet is interesting. When he was a teenager, one New Year’s Eve, he shot a gun off into the air. Because of that incident he was arrested and sent to reform school at the New Orleans Colored Waif’s Home. There he learnt to play the cornet and joined the school’s band. He went on to become one of the world’s best trumpet players. It’s interesting how an incident that’s so seemingly negative, could turn out to have such great consequences!
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