Hey all, I hope I am posting this in the right section. But basically, I recently joined an orchestra with a local college. It's basically a beginner orchestra, nothing too difficult, with college students and others from the local community. I did this because my drum teacher told me that I need to challenge myself. But my question is, I have no interest in classical music. It seems like a waste of time. Also, the first rehearsal was entirely a disaster. We were sight reading through a piece in 12/8. I could have easily read through it with no problem if I was using a metronome. But the second the director started to wave his hands and lead the band, it became really really difficult for me to follow. Needless to say, there was a snare drum solo and I threw the entire band off. The same thing happened with other pieces, we would start off on pieces that are not difficult to sight read, but I could not follow the director without getting lost. Does anyone have any advice? Is learning these kinds of things a waste of time? I just want to learn drum set and it was very demoralizing, especially since I believed in my abilities before but was discouraged at my inability to play in a large group.