Do all bands have problems with 'serial' absentees from rehearsals? In concert season you don't notice it so much, however when into contesting rehearsals and prep especially for the area is there always one seat 9 times out of 10 empty ?? Players that always make rehearsals (and conductors..) frustrated with certain seats coming and going as they please, and pieces being incomplete with out them. But what can you do if their 'excuse' or 'apologies' cannot be questioned or is just accepted?