Just those people in the section.

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  1. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    ricecakes230, there is some good news. At the professional, freelance level you won't have to work with people like your bandmate unless you are playing some bottom of the barrel gigs. There are some really fine (as in great) players that don't work much because they are jerks.

    Professional players are asked to show up on time, play their part without screwing up, and be nice (or even fun) to work with.
     
  2. ricecakes230

    ricecakes230 Pianissimo User

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    Thank you VB
     
  3. ricecakes230

    ricecakes230 Pianissimo User

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    Why would I do this?
     
  4. ricecakes230

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    Haha thanks
     
  5. ricecakes230

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    Thank you. You have a great point
     
  6. ricecakes230

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    Thanks :)
     
  7. amzi

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    So, there's a bit of jealousy going on, and he's being a jerk. Your position should be something like, "I didn't ask for this position, just like you I auditioned for it; and the director chose me." You should also say that in the future you will continue to audition and do your best and be satisfied with the choice the director makes. And you might end by telling your antagonist that if he isn't satisfied with the director's decision he should talk to the director.
     
  8. BigDub

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    Some very good advice here, and I think you can tell which is the best for you, ricecakes.

    I had a similar situation in my HS band experience with the challenging thing. I think it was the other way around for me, and I thought I could do better than the one in front of me. But maybe the band director was encouraging me to extend myself. I challenged several times and never lost and then it was me with no one else to challenge. No one ever said anything to me about not deserving my position since they knew I earned it.
     
  9. gmonady

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    We had the challenge system at my primary schools as well. Kept me on my toes. I like methodologies that keeps me on my toes.
     
  10. Branson

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    Please take more time to form your questions. You are speaking to adults, not your school friends........LIKE....
     

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