I have been asked to play in a brass quintet on the second Trumpet part and of course have accepted most graciously. Having never played in this capacity I thought Iâ€™d post this out here and see what suggestions I might be able to get from the valuable resources that are here at TM. The piece were playing is â€œThe Maid of the Mistâ€ by Herbert L. Clarke. Kind of reminds me of the boats by the same name that take you up under Niagara Falls. Of course Iâ€™ll be wood shedding my piece and I was given a stated tempo in the neighborhood of Â¼ = 90 beats per minute. What Iâ€™m looking for are general suggestions for playing in this setting. I assume that I will need to keep a keen ear to the 1st Trumpet player and be certain to maintain proper balance with him as well as the rest of the group. Iâ€™m sure that now more then ever dynamics will be VERY important. Iâ€™ve transposed and transcribed my part from Bb to C so that I can use my Bach 229/25A on this piece as I believe it has a better sound and will complement the lead players Bach Bb. Weâ€™ll be playing just prior to a High School Band Concert in an auditorium that seats in the ballpark of 700 to 1000. Iâ€™m not nervous yet but Iâ€™m sure I will be! So; any suggestions?