I have been practicing my butt off for months for this audition. I will be a senior in highschool and I'm auditioning for a solo in our marching show. It is a led zeppelin show and the solo is in stair way to heaven.
I'd just like any last minute tips, I get really nervous and have a bit of an inferiority complex, I never think I'm good enough. I am first chair technically, (our old lead graduated) but I've heard my main competition and she sounds just as good as I do. My biggest problem is while I can play the music really well I have a really hard time finding where the beat falls and I've only got to play it with the band once.
I also want to clean my horn (its been maybe 6 months) I have a bach strad, but I'm worried that it might mess me up if I don't have time to adjust my playing to the difference of the cleaner horn. Would it be a good idea?
Thanks for all your help!