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Gumming Up the Works October 5, 2016 Even though our high school band was from Memphis, we were competing in Enid, Oklahoma. Next up was our half-time show. I was exercising the three valves on top of my trumpet that are pressed to change tones. They seemed a little gummy, so I took all of them out and sprayed them with lubricant and screwed them back into their slots. Then we rushed into place and began our show. As we marched, I pressed a valve and blew into the horn, but nothing happened! For the entire fifteen minutes of our show, I had to pretend I was playing but no sound was coming from my instrument. Afterward, I discovered I had replaced one of the valves backwards! Which is very hard to do since there is a groove there to prevent that. We received a first place rating. No thanks to me.  –Rachell Elaine Jackson
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Gumming Up the Works October 5, 2016 Even though our high school band was from Memphis, we were competing in Enid, Oklahoma. Next up was our half-time show. I was exercising the three valves on top of my trumpet that are pressed to change tones. They seemed a little gummy, so I took all of them out and sprayed them with lubricant and screwed them back into their slots. Then we rushed into place and began our show. As we marched, I pressed a valve and blew into the horn, but nothing happened! For the entire fifteen minutes of our show, I had to pretend I was playing but no sound was coming from my instrument. Afterward, I discovered I had replaced one of the valves backwards! Which is very hard to do since there is a groove there to prevent that. We received a first place rating. No thanks to me.  –Rachell Elaine Jackson

Author of middle grade books for tweens and teens

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Author of middle grade books for tweens and teens