Hey all, I guess today's my day to post! Another question that I thought I'd bounce out here on the forum. I'm playing in a community band, feels great and ejoying it imensely. I'd like to do quartet, quintet, and the like but that's another thread. Anyway, for what's it's worth I'm playing 3thd Trumpet/Coronet. I'm actually quite surprised by how challenging some of our parts can be. Our section lead, 1st chair, principal what ever you want to call him plays quite well, as do all of our trumpets. So here's what the post is about, anyone have trouble getting along with section mates and how do you deal with it. Let me explain, I'm not an ego freak. I know that I'm just not on the same page as a lot of trumpet players, including my section lead. I went to complement him on a piece he played recently and he kinda shunned me as if to say, "Go from my sight lowly 3thd trumpeter" Of course this is what I felt, not what he said. He actually said nothing at all, looked away from me and continued talking to the 2nd chair 1st trumpeter. I was certain that I had not interrupted their conversation, and was surprised to be treated in such a manor. So, 1 week later at our next practice I took note of some really good work he was doing, and again complemented him by saying how well he played. He just kinda frowned, and looked away. I had to fight the urge to lay the Motor City smack down on him big time! And I'm not a violent person. Being a rationale adult I did not, but it troubles me to be treated in such a manor especially because I do not know why. When I was 1st chair section lead in Jr. High and High School I was a little Cocky I admit, but I was not un-approachable nor did I think that my crap didn't stink. I know just stay away from the guy and don't say anymore. Easier said then done. Just some thoughts, now for the advice part. What would you do in my position, or how have you handled this in the past?