I'm 16 years old. My high school band director gets a call from the band director from a nearby school looking for someone to play bass for the school's rendition of Grease bassist: ). He asks my band director if he plays bass, and he says no, but he knows a kid who can. So, I get the part. The other band director was nervous having a kid sit in, but I think i impressed him. I went to a dress rehersal wednesday and tonight was the first of two performances. I gotta say, playing with professional musicians is totally different than playing with peers. It was just so tight. Plus, the music was great. I had a blast and realized that I would love doing this for a living. So now i'm thinking about going to school for music and becoming a session bassist. I dunno if it will work out, but its a thought. Anyway, the show went great and the band director told me that I was as good as any professional who's ever sat in with him. Oh yeah, I'm getting paid $100 for the three nights. not too bad!