Have had yet another practice for the Nationals, which are only 10 days away, yet I cannot get motivated by Portrait of a City. It may have seemed a challenge when I first heard the piece on a recording, but seeing the music was another story. The hardest thing I have to do is count! We had Resurgam at the area's and that wasnt exactly anything to get your teeth in to, apparently sop players are only able to play a couple of top 'A's in any 2nd section test piece, in case it's a bit of a stretch. I know it's all about the band pieces and how it all gels together, but isnt it ok to be a bit selfish and want something for yourself? The love of banding is waining and the motivation is disappearing. We played Army of the Nile last night, and that was a challenge! Rant over!