Manny et. al., I am playing in my school's orchestra this semester, and am playing 2nd trumpet on Dvorak's New World Symphony. So far, we are sounding good, but there are some spots in the trumpet section (me and a grad student) that are a bit iffy in pitch. I'm really trying hard to match what the 1st trumpet is doing in terms of style and lining up the pitch exactly where he is, but so far, without much success. This concerns me, because my job as a 2nd player is to make the principal sound good, and though I'm really trying, I'm not holding up my end of the bargain. Has anybody else experienced this? If so, how do you go about fixing it? I realize that these may be "dumb" questions, but I just want to make sure I am doing what I need to do. I never really thought I had problems with intonation in a group before, but evidently I'm wrong about that. Also, just so you all know, me and the 1st trumpet are planning on getting together to get this stuff ironed out. Thanks in advance for the help!