Hello everyone. I'm snakeman5001. I recently joined this website because I was fascinated by the people that posted about their professional gigs they got hired for (especially gigs in the pit orchestra and gigs that some have done before). Here's what I'm asking: do you remember your first professional gig and if so how did you go about with it? How did you prepare for it? Where did you go to contact the musical director or contractor? The point I'm trying to get here is what should I do if I get offered to play professionally for the first time. Right now, I'm a senior in high school and I would like to go to college for music education. But what if there comes a time when I get offered to play professionally, and I want to prepare for that. Now I've messaged other people on this forum and they gave me some advice, but I also want to hear from others too. Who should I contact how should I contact them? How do I go about with being offered to play proffesionally? How do I prepare for it? That is all and thank you for your time.