Solos and needles are my two greatest fears. Luckily I don't get either of them very often. I got a short 8 measure, very easy solo for jazz band, but it freaks the heck out of me. I was told I was playing it Wednesday (it was originally a duet but then they gave it to me) and I played it Friday for a "concert" which was really only about 10 people. I was told afterwards it sounded good, but I shook through the whole thing. Tuesday us and the choir will do two annual Christmas concerts for the school, 9+10 grade then 11+12. What can I do to help me not lose it during my solo? I can easily play it at home but once I get in front of people I shake. 10 people was bad enough, 2 groups of 1000 will be a lot worse. It really seems pathetic when you see it.