Contest or not here is no excuse for missing practice - other than the unavoidable :xeric 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:
You've got to be on pretty sure ground when you start criticising people for missing practices due to family commitments - some people take the family meal on a Sunday, for instance, very seriously. Remember - Blood is thicker than Brass.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...?
Our band has too many players for all to play at the Scottish Championships... :? (which can be a good thing because if you don't turn up you might not get to play..)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: