But I was not the one to loose heart and accept defeat just by my music teacher's comments and hence I took it as a challenge and started off with a positive frame of mind. My mind was only focused on the point that "Where there is a will there is a way." Being leader of the team it was my sole responsibility to get all the team members at a place and explain to each one of them individually about their performance and also encourage them to play so as to coordinate with other team members.
At times the team members accepted their deficiencies and apologized for committing mistakes. I remember having yelled a countless number of times at our Bassoon player, Sheldon to "Look up!" Finally we would end up with a joke or two and play music in a more lively style. I would encourage them by telling the popular adage "Every Slipping stone is a step towards success."
We were so determined to win that even during Chinese New year Vacation we created a Chinese New Year Retreat for daily practice.All the team members of Woodwind Quintet made it a point to practice at least for two hours daily in the school auditorium after schoo