A few days ago
katie b

How do you beat your section leader in band if he is already to go to college as a freshman in high school…?

HI, I am a high school junior and I am out to beat my first chair trumpet player and He was ready to enter college his freshman year. I get told that i Can be as good as him if I put my effort to It but I have put my soul into my music and he dosent even care about the music or the band. And Guess WHAT…He still beats me every time. I mean he is a year older and going to state for band but I just don’t get why he would want to beat me, I mean his dad makes him play and he said that he hates being section leader… I get told that everyday… let me make that stright everyday for the 180 days of school… and it trives me insane.. i can’t beat the person who hates band. I just don’t know what to do… and I practice 4 hours a day all year…. URG!!! that bothers me …. I could use all the help I can get. Thnks…..

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A few days ago
Jeff the drummer

Favorite Answer

I don’t know if this is a help, but keep in mind that here will ALWAYS be better players than you are. Some will work hard to be better, and some just seem to “have it”.

Being better than the next guy isn’t the point. Being the best player YOU can be, and being a better player today than you were yesterday is the important thing.

Just keep striving to be your best and everything else will take care of itself. Trust me on this one….