Jake, I would advise you to take your concerns and a copy of this thread to your principal, superintendant and/or school board. I applaud your concern for your friends who are still in the band. This individual does not seem to have any knowledge of the physical side of brass playing and seems to be more concerned with his own ego that with actually educating the band. A small program like that will wither under his regime and I'm sure parents will be peeved when their kids start collapsing. I agree that what he is proposing will do a great deal of damage to embrochures that he is not qualified to correct and could totally ruin some very promising trumpet players. You have here a great many adult trumpet players including professional players saying that his schedule is too demanding. That's what he said he wanted...give it to him.