hi, I'm just wondering why every single band member I talk to seems to think that 3rd part is So Important. It seems like a black hole. Once your section leader hands it to you, you're stuck with it. In a concert, no one can hear you, even if you play your loudest. When one hears trumpets, do they hear the people playing 3rd, NO! It's usually the 1st & 2nd that get heard. so why is it so important??