I just wanted to post this regarding something that happened in our rehearsal last night to get opinions on whether I am justifyably angry or whether I am over reacting. After last Thursday's rehearsal it was mentioned that we needed a full rehearsal on Monday to put a programme together for a concert we are doing on Thursday. On Sunday the principal cornet player telephoned me to ask if I was willing to play two solos at the concert. I agreed to this and he said we'd run through something in Monday's rehearsal. In Mondays rehearsal we had 2 players missing which is a pretty good turn out for us. We commenced the rehearsal with a march (not one from the concert programme) after which the MD asked us to get the areas test piece out. I asked if we were going to practice anything for Thursdays concert and was told by the principal cornet that we weren't and that if people were going to twist he would cancel it altogether. I spent the remainder of the rehearsal wondering what I'd said that constituted twisting. After the rehearsal the secretary announced that, due to the poor attendance and certain people twisting about not preparing a programme, the concert was going to be cancelled. What's really annoying me is that I seemed to be the only one that thought it strange that we were willing to turn up for this concert without having a clue what we would be playing. This isn't the first time this has happened but our last concert was so poor I thought people were beginning to get the message. Then to make it worse somebody said "what do we need to practice for? It's only a church. It's not as if it's the Albert Hall" Am I alone in thinking concerts are at least as important as contests? After all at a concert people have actually paid money to hear us rather than just killing time waiting for their turn to play or for the Championship Section to come on. Anyway. Rant over. Should I be annoyed or should I just forget it?