I had my first rehearsal with an Orchestra since I was 12 today... I'd forgotten how much counting was involved! The way the rehearsal went seemed very different to what I'm used to in band rehearsals - more emphasis was put on style, while I got the impression everyone was intended to learn the notes at home (the way bands should work, but often don't!) but also, I felt quite limited as a trombone player, because it seemed like we were only there for one thing - to blow our guts out in the loud sections... So, how many of you have played in Orchestras? And what were your experiences like?