I am a trumpet player finishing my junior year of high school. I am planning on going into music in college, and I am a dedicated player. I am a section leader in marching band and a 1st trumpet in my school's equivalent of honors band. But I am going to have a major problem this summer.
My parents made me take a job as a guide at a canoe-trekking camp up north. I will be working up there for abput a month. I am extremely worried about how things are going to work out as far as practice goes - I will be bringing my horn, but there may be times where I will be out on the trail for days (up to 10, but that is not likely, probably closer to 3 or 4) at a time, and there is no way that I could bring my trumpet on the trail with me. I have a silent brass, and I'm bringing that so that I can practice while at base camp. But the time available for practicing will not be consistent.
A week after I get back from the camp job, I will be going to band camp. I will be one of only two trumpet players playing the 1st part, so I have to do well.
I really need suggestions as to how to deal with missing that month of consistent practice. I am honestly freaking out right now. I'm worried that it could effect not only marching band, but also my upcoming college auditions im the fall/winter. I want to make a career out of music, and Im scared this could ruin my dreams. What can I do?