Reason 9--I went to my brother's band concert, and there in the high school band was a girl in the front row with TWO instruments! And nobody else had TWO instruments--only her! So I tugged on Mum's sleeve and asked why that girl had TWO instruments. She said we would go down afterwards and ask her. The girl explained that one was a flute, and one was a piccolo.
Little egotist that I was in 2nd grade, I decided right then that I would also play TWO instruments in band!
(of course, now I also sometimes play mallets, and keyboard, and handbells at the Christmas concert, and....)
1975 Gemeinhardt M2 in chrome nickel
1982 Armstrong 80
2006 Yamaha 584
1978 Artley piece of crap 15 P
1982 Gemeinhardt 4S
1980s (?) Armstrong all wood (no model)
2006 Jupiter di Medici G0199
Plus many many flute-cousins....