Sight reading job - they faxed the .pdf file for the Sousa favorite over yesterday morning mentioning they were adding it to the show, tempo 240 BPM. Hmmm...must be someting special. Yes it was. It was some clowns"Basses" part - obviously not a bass player - with 16ths in the front section and lots of 8ths in the back (at 240 bpm mind you). A real ball buster. Plus the registers were all screwed up with some parts written to Bb below the low B string (actually the part was probably intended at piano pitch instead of bass which is an octave lower than written. Spent a lot of time, getting the right register for each part, then adding the right fingering position notes, because you don't screw around with a piece like this. Sure glad I opened the file and rehearsed it in advance or it would have been a train wreck. Took an hour to get it straightened out.