Reasons to be a sop player.... 1. If there is a fire you can make it to the door in time instead of being toast like the BBbs. 2. You can easily check out any cute babes/guys in the audience. 3. You can be the first to, the bar, the car park, get the free drinks. 4. It's as far away as posible from the trombone section . 5. If you have a grudge against any of the solo cornet players you can aim an earsplitting blast beyond the pain threshold! And some I got from a website... 6. Nobody sits behind you honking in your ear. 7. If you are hitting a really good high C you can turn toward the audience slightly and let it rip. 8. Lots of room to your right for mutes, water bottles, cornet stands and a little table for your beer. 9. If necessary you can give a disapproving glance to anyone in the band without the MD noticing. Has anybody got any more?