Just wondered how long you all practiced? I've heard & read all sorts of daily practice from about 10 mins to about 2 days!!! Personally, I (try) and play every day when I'm not at band (3 nites a week) but after about 45 mins or 1 hr, either my lip goes or so does my enthusiasm! I've started varying my practice schedule for both lyrical interest and technical improvement but it doesn't seem to help me play any longer. Is it only 'professional' bandsfolk who practice a long time? maybe because they have to??