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Vibrato for Trumpet

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Hey all!
This one is mainly a question for high brass but if any other could help me that would be great. I'm in 11th grade and I am a 3rd year trumpet. Right now, we are focusing on marching songs, but after Football season, we mainly play concert songs. One of those is a pretty well known trumpet piece called "A Trumpeter's Lullaby". I normally am a second chair but my band director "surprised me" and gave me solo. I've played it before but never solo. Since I am doing the solo, should I use vibrato at the appropriate times? If so, what method should I use? I obviously wouldn't use the wind speed method. So I would either use my hand or move my jaw slightly. Which one should I use? Let me know!
Thanks!
TheBlueTrumpeteer

Advices needed from guitar players

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I just finished another piece for guitar solo, and found this instruments able to play rather complex structure when its strings are arranged manually. I cannot play this instrument, what I did is just to keep the position of the left hand in a small range. Is this right?
Also, I still have some questions about the string arrangement on a very fast part. For example, in bars 152-170 in this piece, is  using different strings alternately helpful/necessary to maintain the speed?

Help!

I have a solo I need to do and I get to choose a song, now I haven't played clarinet for very long so I'm trying to find an easy song but not too easy like a twinkle little star. I need something impressive but easy to play if you guys can help me out that would mean alot thanks. 

Just a funny saying. Do you agree?

So at my high school, we have our own orchestra (and band, but Orchestra's better). We only have Violin, Viola, and Cello. So when people talk about Violins and Cellos I simply say: "Violins are too high, Cellos are too low, and Violas are the cream of the Oreo." What's usually the favorite part of the Oreo? The cream! Do you agree?