And I gave each etude my all, I was in the zone. Did I mess up a few times in each one, yes, but I wouldn't change a single thing about how I played them (If I could do it again) As for the area competition, however, I will be changing a bunch of things that I could do better because I want to get into the state band! That is my goal! The best thing is only one kid from my school beat me, and he only beat me by 2 chairs. Considering the chair order of our school's top band, that says quite a bit: because he's the first chair player and I'm the last chair player. I'm gonna work my butt off to get into the State band!