Hey Toots, I just walked in and they asked if playing third part would be Ok. I said, "of course" I get along well with everyone in the band. Just seems the the first 4 chairs in the Trumpet section have an elite-est thing going on. The seconds to my right and I get along just fine, my 3thd partner and I get along fine so I don't get it. As far as equipment goes I've got probably the least expensive horn in the section, 1966 King Silver Flair with a Monette B4S mouthpiece. So I don't know there either Everyone thanks for the advice. I'll just do my best to stay calm and maybe give it one more shot and see what happens.