Top Ten Struggles of Being in BandPianoQueen Fellow Band Geeks, you know what we're going through. Some of these may be specific to certain instruments.
The Top Ten
I play clarinet, and you can hardly hear us, even when we're supposed to have the main part! Also, in my school district, barely anyone chooses to play clarinet, so we'll end up with like, 20 flute, saz, and trumpet players, and 6 clarinet players, including me. Yeah.
I play the alto saxophone, and everyone else in my section plays too loud, but I play a good volume. Everyone thinks the alto saxophones are bad.
I play low brass (euphonium), so I don't get much credit. I'm sure the percussionists agree with me. - PianoQueen
I’m not in a band, but I’ve noticed how people only ever give credit to the lead singer most of the time and act like the other members don’t exist. It’s really annoying. - 3DG20
When they start out on a new instrument, they sound like a bus being crashed by dying elephants. This was true to everyone when they start. (Listen to our fifth graders at the beginning of the year and you'll agree.) - PianoQueen
Eb scale, I'm looking at you. If you play brass, please don't faint. - PianoQueen
This isn't really a problem for me, because I only have three valves, so mostly wood winds have to deal with this. - PianoQueen
The school provides me with one because they have one, so I only had to pay for mine when I played trumpet. - PianoQueen
Mine school owns instruments that are expensive one reason I play tuba - lbelle0527
There is one piece where I open with 8 MEASURES OF REST! - PianoQueen
The flute is the most common.
This is why I choose tuba only two proportioned up if you count me - lbelle0527
When I played trumpet, I dealt with this. - PianoQueen
Then the trumpets complain that you can't hear the tubas. And when the teacher ask us to play alone they say we are too quite. I am sorry you blast and there is six of us and twenty of you - lbelle0527
Update had a concert, and tubas had a important part and my band has 60-70 people and only three tubas and we had an important part but every one else drowned us out so no one could hear us and the person recording us was right next to the tubas - lbelle0527
I play tuba there are only five of of us and about twenty trumpets - lbelle0527
This is my current situation, so I have to practice with Bass Clarinet, Tuba, Trombone, and Tenor Sax. - PianoQueen
Well, if you play brass, all I can say is good luck. - PianoQueen
What happened was our old euphonist switched to tuba, because we needed a tubist. And a euphonium player was needed so now I play euphonium. - PianoQueen
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2. Instruments are expensive
3. A few of the people in band have no idea what they're doing
2. Extremely high notes
3. Beginners joining