eric said:Is it acceptable on the build up to a major competition such as the area that people should miss band practice? Other than work commitments there should be no excuses. :evil:
jambo said:Yet as I was leaving band last night I heard some one (who missed last week for a sore throat!) saying they had family then for dinner so couldn't make it...*!@£$%!*&^%!£@
Did I hold my tongue...?
eckyboy said:I think a lot of it is complacency.
some people know a band cant replace them easily and so take it for granted there will always be a seat for them.
this is especially true in Scotland where their seems to be a shortage of players whatever level you are playing
what makes it really annoying with the areas is the conductor having to go over the same things again when the slackers do swan in :evil: