Hi all, Ok here's my question. I've been approached by a member of my workplaces security force. He found out that I am a trumpet player and asked if I'd join his band and play with them at my company's diversity week function. We'd be playing songs like Brick House, YMCA, and others that hove horn playing in them. This is not my forte! I'm a legit music on the stand section trumpet player and I'm not at all comfortable with being out in front of a band playing horn lines I don't even know from memory in front of 2500 or so people. Having said that. I'm strongly considering accepting ( I need to have my head examined)! Thanks Alex! I guess a good teacher will encourage you to test your limits and do things that are not comfortable! I'm lucky to have the good friend and teacher that I've found in you! How do I prepare for this? Do I just purchase the MP3's and listen to them to get the notes that I need and "Play along with the song" I'm looking for any and all opinions. I just don't want to look/sound like an ass! I have to be able to pull this off because from the audience point of view I'm about as big as Maynard phyiscally; that's where the similarity's end! So I will have many eyes on me. Any suggestions!