I had a fantastic time playing with the Drive By Big Band yesterday! I was mildly terrified when I got the call; I hadn't played in a big band since the late 90s, and I hadn't played lead alto since high school. I really didn't know what to expect, and my most recent gig where I had to sightread everything (Jorge Alvarez) was a disaster. What if I failed miserably song after song in front of fifteen of my peers?
Fortunately, none of that happened. The charts were cool (and readable), everybody in the band was friendly, and it turned out to be a ton of fun and a great hang. I can't wait to do it again!