ok so ive got a few problems and after meeting with my band teacher i decided to try here. my first question is this, me and 3 other friends from our highschool band want to play a single peice of music (i believe its called a cortette?) together for contest but we dont know any good peices. the oldest member is my friend whos in 12th grade, im in 11th and the other 2 members are in 10th grade. the 10th graders and myself have difficulty hitting things above the barline (Gs are really the limit sadly so it seems) but my friend the 12th grader can pop almost everything up an octave. so basically we are looking for a peice of music for 4 trumpet players in highschool thats not to complicated. we have until about march 5th to master the peice and perform it so we have a month and a half to get it down. my second question is this, I currently cannot really hit high notes well. im using a 5cc mouthpeice if thats a problem with it. my friend can just pop everything up an octave with ease and i admit im jealous, but my main issue is that when he graduates im going to be the only trumpet in the 12th grade and i need to be getting these things down. im figuring that just playing alot would increase my range but was wondering if anyone else had some good methods that i could use to increase my range. but i cant just play my trumpet alot because seriously... family would maul me. my third and final question is a minor one but is one i feel should be listed. my friend is a senior and this is his last year here so we wanted to do something special for it. our idea is to pop up a section of "the star spangled banner" for pep band. However, given the current situation and that its our national song i was wondering... good idea? thanks for the help! P.S sorry about the grammar and spelling errors im at school writing this and im rushing it.