Just thought I would run a bit of a poll to see what people thought were the really tough jobs in a brass band. (other then MD) I am a soprano player so naturaly I think that I have the toughest job but I'm open to suggestions!
CaharleyFarley said:Don't really think that there is a simple answer to this one. I would prob go for 3rd Cornet - the player is often struggling to blow the piece of plumbing and coping with sight reading - although this would apply to any beginner regardless of instrument.
I always take my hat of to the back row.............they often get the most stick from the MD!!
Ginge said:It all depends on the piece really.
Test pieces are hard for every position, whereas light concert pieces are quite easy for most of the band. So it all depends really.
Lauradoll said:I'm going to be controversial and say the conductor. If he/ she misses out even one beat, the whole piece could fall apart. If I missed out a note, I doubt anone would notice.