Last night I was at a band rehearsal with the local union band. We had to have an emergency rehearsal because our conductor couldn't make the next concert so we have a guest conductor. About half way through the conductor stopped to make a comment and a flute player interrupted and said "Can we do something about the trumpets? They need to play softer or tune or something." I replied, "We have a small section tonight and it's hard to compensate" (there were only two of us.) She said " It's every time, the same thing" At that point the conductor cut her off and moved on. After rehearsal I went up to the conductor in private and told him that I would do whatever he wanted at the concert, and all he has to do is ask. He thanked me and we went on to another subject. I think the concert will start out about mp. That way I get to hear the conductor ask for more in front of the flute!