Our comm band is sponsored by the university and basically lets anyone with a pulse participate. The last couple semesters, there have been maybe 15-16 trumpets 'stick' for the semester. You can't even hear yourself think, and forget elbow room. Breathing is limited to gasps. It's really the pits. It is obvious that many of them only pick up their horn once a week. Those of us that are serious about actually making music are wanting to push earning a seat via auditons and limiting the trumpet/cornet section to a reasonable number but the university staff is turning a deaf ear to it. Many of us are considering bailing. It just ain't fun no mo. What happens in your community?