How to Rehearse a Section

As an Army musician, I spend a lot of time performing, and surprisingly little time rehearsing. I would love to have more time to rehearse problem spots with my trumpet section, but in reality that isn’t always possible. When I have enough time to sit down and rehearse I often pass the torch to someone else in the section to observe how they conduct a sectional. I’m often disappointed to see them rehearse a particular spot in the music over and over again, thinking it’ll work out in the end.

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