I got picked up into a band about a month and a half ago with the band leader pretty much picking songs etc. We've played a cover and have some originals on the setlist but the originals are from his last band. Now, I'm in a situation where I can choose to stay where I am for the winter to get involved in the gigs and stuff, or I can go for a "work-study" program that would prevent me from staying here and playing in the band. I really want to stay in this band and get the experience of doing gigs because this is my first band and I want to get a lot out of it being that I don't know when the next band opportunity will open up. Anyway, in this upcoming time slot where I have the choice to stay or go the bassist from the original band is coming back to the area. What sort of thoughts should be going through my head about this? If I leave, they are most certainly going to pick him back up and when I do come back in the spring I don't know if I'll still have a spot. Also, I'm concerned that if I DO stay, they'll pick him back up anyway and drop me. Is this a reasonable concern? Should I stay or should I go? Also keep in mind this band is formed new, new drummer, new bass (me), and new band name. Should I consider it the old band with just the new band name and expect to give up the bass spot when this kid gets back? Thanks for anything you can give me.