Me and a couple of my friends had a talk about this. A trombone player came up to us and in his proud tone told us that woodwinds are unimportant and used drum choirs as an example. We kinda looked at each other (me and 2 sax players) and had a talk about gigging. I'm not sure why, but we all kind of got the impression that there's not as many brass instruments called for gigs, with the exception of trumpets, as there are say woodwinds, guitars and such. My friend said it's because their solos aren't as pleasing to the ear. I was wondering is anyone else found any this to be true?