This is a question mainly directed at band directors/conductors, but feel free to chime in.
When you have a person play with your band for a few years, do you automatically place them at a certain chair/part, regardless of the improvement or decline of that player's skill? I.E. if they play 1st part when they first join, they will most likely play first part all throughout their time with the band. Or if you're a player, do you ever notice this in the band(s) you're in?
As of why i'm asking this, we receive chair placement in a week or so, and i'm much better than when I first started with my director & just a little worried i'll be placed at 3rd part as that's what I played the past few years & just wanted to get some info. I know all parts are important.. but one can only play so much harmony lol.