Well, of course, we all go to win I guess my point is, a team should mean everyone - from the strongest player to the weakest. I believe everyone should play the part written for them. If the weaker player is struggling with a section, rather than just having it snatched away by a better player, the better player should offer support and guidance. We can all turn around and say "the cornet part is too high, pass it to the sop", or we can support and encourage the cornet concerned to work on their high register, for the good of the band as a whole. I think I just get annoyed with bands that do the best they can with the players they have, rather than MAKE the best players by supporting each other and strengthening their weaknesses. Admittedly, when the big day comes, if a player REALLY can't play a part, then it's time for drastic action. The player should be given every opportunity to sort it out for themselves first, but if it really must be passed on, this should be viewed as a regrettable compromise rather than an easy cheap-fix. I think this is the kind of thing that could be argued about forever - they're so many grey areas and 'if's and 'but's... So, in 29 words or less - the opinion of nethers: Play your own part. If you can't don't give up, ask for help. If the days comes and you really can't, pass it on - but don't be happy about it!