The last few years our band president was a project manager type so we got schedules like this: Now we get nothing but the concert dates on the website. Sometimes you don't know how good you have it until you don't ... have it. I send out part assignments that look like this. I know the section members' strengths and preferences, so far there have been no complaints. I find myself once again copying music for the sax section. So many copies, at least I have folders so that the solo assignments are clear. And this year I needed to find a bari sax and a tenor sax player. I think I have that copied, it can be a challenge to get them to show up. Fortunately I play in various bands every year so my horn is in good condition. I called a sax sectional a couple of weeks ago and only two (of the five) people showed up. Both of them had weak embouchures ... sigh. I can only imagine what the rest of the section have. Ah well, yes ... it's a new season.