... and I know for a fact that the vast majority of my section did not practice over the summer, or did not practice as much as they should have. Since I'm a senior this year I will be helping to lead the section and bring ideas to better us as a whole. Over the past year the general policy was "if you didn't practice, this is probably gonna hurt" and immediately dig into our music, but I believe that kind of belief is more harmful than good. At the end of this week the entire band will be expected to play the music somewhat decently for parent night, as is always. So what can I do as a leader to bring those of us who did not practice up to speed quickly, efficiently, and most importantly safely?