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....)
Flutes:1975 Gemeinhardt M2 in chrome nickel;1982 Armstrong 80;2006 Yamaha 584
Piccs:1978 Artley piece of crap 15 P;1982 Gemeinhardt 4S;1980s? Armstrong all wood (no model)
Bass:2006 Jupiter di Medici G0199
Treble:2009 Guo New Voice
+ many flute-cousins