i was in a regional band clinic yesterday and something has been bugging me, there was thirteen trumpets. the clinician had us arranged to where the first three chairs (my friends and i) were placed throughout the section. to my reason for posting: i kept feeling my playing was lacking when i played with the group, i realy couldnt here myself through the group though, the whole band was well over 100 people. but as soon as we took a break i sounded just fine, my tone was nice by what i think i should sound like at this stage of playing, my articulation was good, everything was good. could it have been me not hearing myself through group alot that i felt that i was lacking or could it have been that i was with lower chairs that werent quite as good? (im not trying to sound cocky or over confident in anyway, im sorry if i come across that way).