This is a question that I have often wondered about. Everyone says your band needs to get some stamina but how do you go about it? I know that Oldham Band (Lees) actually purchased a set of practice mutes to use when they start their rehearsals. It worked for them, but my little band don't have that sort of money to spend. This 4th Section piece will take some blowing we keep being told but how do we go about gaining stamina for the players to play it? How do you go about it? Please give your advice and experiences. I'm just a 3rd 3rd cornet player who just enjoys being part of it all. METOO.