Ok, so here is the deal. Our Highschool has 2 jazz bands... one is known as the A band and one is known as the B band. (A is considered superior) I played in the B band for freshman and sophomore year and won the audition for the A band so I played in that this year (junior year). after a year in the so called "better" jazz band I am wondering if I really want to try out again... In the A band we practice every morning from 7 to 8 along with 2 night rehearsals a week. The director is a guy who ONLY cares about winning, and every single year the band plays the same songs at the same ridiculously fast tempos... nothing new. I have come to the conclusion he makes the songs so fast to hide mistakes. It sounds horrible when the band plays them at a slower tempo. The drummer of this band is also very closed minded and bossy... not fun to play with. The B band (the one that is thought of as worse) director is way better in my opinion, he knows much more about music and is open to the students opinions... we can do a lot of creative stuff. This band practices 3 times a week with one night practice. This would also give me more time to practice on my own instead of spending all my time practicing 3 competition songs that in the end aren't going to make me a better player. I know the decision is up to me, but I am curious to hear some outside opinions, based on the information I gave you would you want to play in the B band or A band?