McChambo said:Quantity. There is nothing worse than travelling a fair distance, only to see the same 'hardcore' attending a rehearsal. We used to have a conductor who said he "couldn't do anything with an empty chair". That sums it up for me.
Spanky Rear said:I would advocate that the section leader makes written notes of what the conductor wants, checks these with the conductor, and sees that the late attender/dep gets them,along with a copy of the music before attending.