I don't mean note-for-note. I don't play much of anything note-for-note, so I don't expect they should either. What I mean is, getting the stops, dynamics, tempo, chord changes, when the singer is supposed to come in, etc. Just create appropriate parts on your own at home is what I expect. We are a cover band, but I'm getting tired of hearing, "We're doing our own arrangement." Often, they want to play a song once at rehearsal and move on to the next, even if there are problems to work out on the song. I told them this wasn't really accomplishing much, so we actually worked on a few songs at that rehearsal. Imagine that. I've hinted several times over the last several weeks. Saying that we need some focus and direction, etc. Now we have two "get our feet wet" kind of shows coming up. One freebie 2 set show for a party in a week, the other a 2 set show in 2 weeks - we actually get paid a little for that one. I'm hoping we can actually play 25 or so songs and not look like a bunch of amateurs. Here's the deal. I'll probably lose interest if it doesn't improve, and I don't want to lose interest. I want the band to succeed and to be a part of it. Any advice how I can be more insistent without making trouble?