I am sorry Kristina....but you MUST report him all the way. He could have permanantly ruined your chops, or a least ruined your attitude about playing. he is NOT an excellent tech, if he were, he would not have done what he did. He is an irresponsible guy in a position of authority. Worse, in a position of authority over young people who will do whatever he says. He needs to be replaced. Period. He and those like him are the reason some kids quit and others do not reach their full potential because of injuries to the lips. The fact that by the end of band camp you were communicating is no good. He is a loose cannon. I would at the very least, print this whole thread out and give it to your band teacher. And never let ANYONE force you to do what is beyond common sense! Like playing with bleeding lips. This ain't a war and let the tech throw HIMSELF on the grenade, not you!