so last night was the first rehearsal at the local community college. i showed up early to meet the director who is a nice guy. i meet the other new person who, unlike me, had been playing since she was nine. the rest of the section shows up a little later and they are fairly friendly. we start playing and that is when i realized that i should take up kazoo. i cant remember the names of the pieces but one was buy hindemith and the other buy milhaud. one piece wasn't bad except for the fact that i started to play the cello line at first and this weird triplet thing twords the middle which i hope to have down by next week. the other piece killed me. i have spent the last month going through different wookbooks and scales/arpeg. hoping (sp?) that this would get me ready but for some reason i froze when i saw this stuff. very weird time sig. changes, no real key signature that i could tell, on top of entire sections that we just don't play for 30 or so measures (sp?). oh well, all and all i had fun, and it definitaly puts my playing into perspective. sorry for the long post that goes nowhere, maybe some one wants to read this. one last thing, just wanted to say thanks to the people on here who kinda talked me into going back to school a few months ago.