The band I play with has a new conductor. He has spoken with me and told me that he recognises that I have played at the highest level in banding but my playing sticks out as being of a higher standard than other players in my current band and he wants me to reduce the standard of performance, make a few mistakes here and there and not hold notes on for their full value. I kid you not this guy is serious. Has anyone else ever been requested to change their playing in a more ridiculous manner than this? T :-?