“Sometimes she has to carry her section by herself.” What the hell is that supposed to mean? I realize I’m not the best, I realize that she’s better than me, but I’m still a trumpet player and I’m just as much a part of the section as she is.
And then I’ve got her telling me that I’m pretty much not allowed to ever play the Trumpet 1 part because I’m not as good as she is. And then she calls ME arrogant? No, it’s arrogant to tell me that.
I’m trying to get better, so I can be as good as she is. I’m trying to extend my range and breath control by playing the Trumpet 1 part. It’s not like I’m totally taking the first part away from her, I’m only doing it on one or two pieces. And it’s so I can get better! But apparently, since I’m not good enough, I’m not allowed to do that.