Offering help

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by B15M, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. B15M

    B15M Forte User

    Dec 30, 2003
    Monroe Ct.
    I subbed on Sunday with a band that I never played with before.

    I was playing third trumpet.

    The guy playing lead was having some endurance trouble.

    Is it ok to offer help?

    I didn't because I didn't know him and I didn't want to insult him but would it have been ok?
  2. brian moon

    brian moon Forte User

    You did the right thing. Most people would not be happy to be offered this kind of help when they didn't ask for it. He might have thought that he was doing fine, even if he wasn't.
  3. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

    Oct 26, 2003
    I agree - maybe if you become a member and become established, but not as a sub.

    When I was playing Latin band, there times, albeit pretty few, when I jumped in to bail the lead player because I could hear that he needed it, (or on occasion he'd actually say, "Hey Biff, play that E coming up" or something like that) but never as a sub, not that I have fantastic range anyway. :oops:

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