I play for my Youth Band (Principle Cornet) and for my Senior Band (Second Cornet, Championship Section) and am beginning to think it's time to give up one or the other. I'm in my 2nd year of college, studying for 5 a levels, have a part time job, play for my county youth band & the NYBBGB........I'm beginning to struggle with four rehearsals a week, plus a sectional, plus 2 private lessons, PLUS various engagements. It's leaving me precious little time to breathe, let alone study! If I'm honest, I'm starting to feel like I've out-grown the youth band (having been there 10years, I sometimes feel about 46 years old sat on the end!), and am considering leaving the youth band and concentrating on championship level banding. However, I'm worried that in leaving behind a solo cornet line and only playing 2nd cornet that my ability/higher register will be comprosmised. Any thoughts/experiences/advise? Would all be greatly appreciated!