I have an audition tomorrow for my high school band (exactly 24 hours from now) on the trumpet. It's sent in, so I can try a few times during the day if needed.
Here's my issue: they gave us the music for the audition less than a week ago. I've been practicing it it a lot, but my chops are certainly tired. The rhythms aren't a big issue, but there's one note in one in one of the required scales that is just a tiny bit too high for me to play comfortably (I can play one full step below it). Needless to say, I had a busy winter break. :)
I can successful hit it, but only with applying pressure that not only hurts but prevents me from hitting anything anything marginally high. In addition, it degrades my tone quality a lot (sometimes, even with notes in the middle of the staff, the tone resembles a saxophone playing a low note with a crappy reed).
I've looked into alternate fingerings and it does help, but it's still not ideal. The worst part is the high note is at the very beginning, so it makes me look bad throughout the whole audition. How can I prepare quickly for this?