2. practicing forever only to tank the audition
3. you get beat by people you KNOW your better than
4. the most nerve racking 5 minutes of your life
One is usually put into an honor band because:
They are an excellent player, show dependability in band and are mature enough to accept such an honor.
Simply, you have to be good and mature enough to deal with it.
5 hours later, after the honor band concert.
Band nerd: That was kick ass!