I have now been playing soprano for about a year and a half with my band, but at school I have continued having lessons on my Bb cornet. I don't really like switching between the two as I find that playing the Bb makes sop harder. Over the last year I have found myself practicing sop every day, but only playing my Bb cornet the morning before I have a lesson. Now this term I told my teacher I wanted to play just sop in the lead up to the nationals, which was ok. However now she wants me to go back to playing Bb cornet. I've told her that I don't like switching between the two, but she thinks it is a good idea to carry on both to develop a broad range and become a more rounded player. The problem is when I have lessons on Bb cornet I feel as if I am only playing it so that I can get the grades. I've told her that I know I won't do as well on sop, but then its not all about grades. What do you think I should do here? Ifeel as if I should be playing sop as that's more important to me, but then she could be right that its better to keep up both. What would you do? Do most sop players still play Bb cornet reguarly or just stick to the one instrument? Any advice much appreciated!