Re: Standing or Sitting for solos
Whenever we rehearse or go to a gig, this is our setup (from left to right from the audience point of view)
1st Row: Tenor 1, Alto 1, Alto 2, Tenor 2, Bari
2nd Row: Trombone 2, Trombone 1, Trombone 3, Bass Trombone
3rd Row: I'm not sure, but I think the Trumpets go 1, 2, 2, 3, 4
Piano, Bass, Drumset, and Guitarist to the left of winds.
But the sax's sit, trombones are usually standing, and then the trumpets get a platform to stand on.
If we have more than a 16 measure solo, (Our usual is 32 measures+) we stand in our spots, usually there are 2-3 mikes set around the band, and our instructor would place it about a little more than half a foot away from the soloist (At least for me that is, my P. Mauriat Bari with an Otto Link metal mpc and Vandorean ZZ reeds cut through no matter what.)
Any soli's the band may have the whole section stands.