For those of you that don't know, I just started college. I really had this whole mindset about being a freshmen and just being that low man on the totem poll. I was perfectly fine with accepting the fact I would most likely be placed in the lowest ensemble because I'm a freshmen and I just can't compeate with those amazing juniors and seniors. So we had our placement auditions today. I really didn't take it all too serious because I figured I'll make the lowest band anyway. I stayed up till 4 am the night before and auditioned on about 3 hours of sleep. So I get a call on my cellphone about an hour ago, and it turns out I have somehow managed to place 2nd chair in the Symphony Orchestra, the top ensemble in the university! I'm so happy and excited, yet at the same time so scared because I really didn't think I was that good and I'm afraid I'm going to go in there and just suck it up. I'm still in shock and my whole body is shaking from hearing the news.