I've read a bunch of threads about all you professionals playin hard gigs and your double high Cs and what not and decided to post my situation. Im a Senior in high school and the last two weeks I have been at band camp. Ive been practicing all summer (seriously, dont laugh) and Ive been pretty solid playin lead and all the solos. My range isn't to fantastic, high Bflat consistantly, Cs hate me though. Anyway, a couple days ago I went too my friends church jazz band practice and played with them. I was already way tired and fatigued from playin all day, but a with two hour break and some ice and I jumped right in. I knew I wasn't gonna play very high cause I would start crammin the horn in my face. I played a while and warmed down forEVER. But these past three days have been HORRIBLE. I. Can. Not. Play. I can play a F on the staff thats the highest I can go. I hate it! Ive had to take everything down an octave. Needless to say, Ive been taking it easy, as easy as it gets for a lead player with two solos. Thats the background; heres the question: Is it possible to pull a lip muscle? Should I just take a break with zero playing? How long should i rest?