I'm a senior in highschool and former 1st chair of our top band. I had this solo it was only 3 measures and it was simple nothing out of the ordinary, I should have been able to to play it. But I just couldn't, when I would practice I play to high or too low or I'd splat... It was actually ridiculous how bad it was. To make matter worse when ever we'd play it as a band, I'd feel off on my entrance, (even though I'm pretty sure I wasn't) and the notes would come out terribly and off beat and it was a disaster.
This has never happened to me, because of this I lost first chair (to a big ego-ed sophomore no less!)
Do you think it was a mental thing or what?
My band director to find out who could play it (or maybe to embarrass me) went down the line of the first 4 trumpets and they could all play it beautifully. This may sound arrogant, but I know I'm better than them. I just don't know why I couldn't play it.
Maybe this is a dumb question, but I just am at a loss(and extremely upset)