I am really debating if I should continue to play bari in marching band or switch to alto. Last year I marched in two parades with the bari and I did okay, but I just got home from a marching practice and my back is starting to hurt. Our band is marching in a parade on Sunday and I am really worried about causing my back to be injured or hurt. I love bari but I want to switch to bari just for marching band. I am not really sure how to discuss this with my band director, or whether I should just stick with bari in marching band. I hate to just spring that on her in the middle of marching season, but I am debating whether it is worth taking the risk with bari. Does anyone have any advice or feedback on this?