I have played lead in a community band for going on 11 years or so now, and am looking to improve my playing (and maybe work with a better band). I have an opportunity (passed on to me by my teacher, who is a top call local pro, but also to whom I am a new student) to try for a chair in another local big band which is replacing some section players. I checked out their website, which shows the previous personnel, and the drummer was formerly the drummer for the Boss Brass , the lead player is a pro with all sorts of recordings, the 3rd player is the trumpet player from the Bare Naked Ladies , and the 4th player is a rising star who also has multiple recordings with some local heavy hitters. Needless to say my nerves are getting the better of me and I am looking for advice as to whether I should go for this or am I just too far out of my league, since I would be the least skilled player by far in the section. Opinions and slaps 'upside the head' welcome.