So, I've these kinds of people before. They're a special kind of stupid. Let me give some background info...I am a 9th grade trumpet player. Started in 6th grade. And you know.. marching seasons over and its time to get into the right concert placements and chair placements and blah blah blah. In my school we have 5 bands. Symphonic to Concert 1 to Concert 2, all the way to concert 4. Now it is almost impossible for freshman to make symphonic, although I did it but they moved me down to concert 1. Surprisingly I got first chair. I beat 2 freshman, 2 juniors, and 2 seniors. Now second chair is a junior and he, is a whole new level of low and dumb. He b*tches to me every single day in class and section practice about how I am not good enough for 1st part and 1st chair. The music we play is tough on my range and chops and it's hard music overall, for me at least. Now I never wanted to be 1st chair with 1st part, in fact I'd be happy with 2nd or 3rd part. I dont brag about beating seniors and juniors and having first chair. At first I laughed it off, after a month of his whining, I am tired of it. How'd you guys deal the with that one guy who thinks everyone is below him, he thinks he can look down on everyone. (Espicially freshman). The musics tough and I definitely am in no position to play all of the lead trumpet music I'm getting. But this guy has drived me to prove him wrong. Today our director said he will hold tryouts for a trumpet solo in one of our pieces, and I said I will give it my best shot. 2nd chair immediately says "No you wont". I don't wanna back down from the challenges I'm facing, because I know he'll make fun of me and laugh and such. Where's that trumpet mentality where I let nothing get inside my head? Down right down with his crap. Any advice?