High school band drama! I'm a senior now and since freshmen year I was pegged to be section leader. It was all nice and peachy until last year the girl a chair behind me decided to run for president against me. She lost to me and broke down into tears right on the spot- later, the teacher gave her section leader as some sort of consolation prize. He said "I don't want her to have nothing" which is nice I guess from an objective standpoint. I gave her the benefit of the doubt that if she's going to cry for a leadership position she would at the very least, do her job and make an effort to play better. It's senior year, and she doesn't do anything at all. I've become section leader, without the title. The teacher asks me to run sectional lessons, I lead the pep/marching band, and I am principal trumpet in the Pit Orchestra for the play, all jobs that are reserved for the actual section leader. She comes to me for playing advice, the section comes to me for playing advice and it's just crazy. I don't see the justification for her position at all. If you were to look at it from a musical point of view, her playing ability is suspect also. The teacher, in my eyes, made a mistake by putting someone who's been playing scared for the past forever in a high stakes position, but doesn't want to admit it. We're playing An American Elegy at Carnegie Hall and our winter concert and the massive beautiful off stage trumpet solo was assigned to her. Never had a solo before in her life, too scared to take one in jazz... it might be a nice underdog story, but why risk the underdog when there was someone hardworking and more skilled to play the part in the first place? It's driving me bonkers, I need to find some way to rectify the situation. If I'm going to be doing all of her work because she's too lazy to and she's getting rewarded and acknowledged as some kind of trumpet corner stone, I'm not going to stand for it. What would you do? Maybe I just need a hug.