OK, story time! My mom wants me to do Varsity Percussion.... aka A-Line. This consists of drum line, and pit instruments. I would be on electric bass obviously. I don't really want to do it... but my mom really wants me to. All I would really have to do is play CRAP LOADS of bass. I'm talking after school two days a week, a lot of 12 hour days on a saturday... no spring break, and then coming to school at 6:45 in the morning to practice. It is intense shizzle. This lasts most of second semester... Also, there is a $400 contribution fee to be in the group, so it is quite a sacrifice. yesterday, as we were driving back from dropping off my girlfriend, elvis comes on the radio. I say "If I learn to play like this guy, will you get me a drum set?" and she says "If you do A-line, I would get you a drum set" So, I am now in the middle of a dilemma.. if I do the percussion thing, I will have barely anytime for anything else. no friends, no going out, no hockey games, nothing. my life will be a-line. I really want a drum set... but I also wanted to get a job since i will be 16 in a couple weeks... And even if i got a job then bought my own set, she probably wouldn't let me keep it here just because i didn't get the set by her method... ADVICE!