As we come to the end of another school year, I noticed that some tuba/euph folks who were all-staters or top notch players in their high schools went to college motivated to take their game to the next level. Unfortunately, the college experience proved very overwhelming and they ended up changing their majors. Either the competition or incompatible instructors or whatever brought years of elementary and secondary preparation for these kids to a screeching halt. Is there something that can be done on the secondary level to better prepare a student for that next level experience? Is it harder going from small or large high school to major university? How can we convince a hot shot tubist or eupher that maybe going to a smaller, less competitive college is their better option? Any ideas? Ken F.