I always have so much fun at band rehearsals! The marimba is one of my favourite percussion instruments to play.
Its size presents a challenge - sometimes I find myself using two stands and double copies of the music when switching between registers, and sometimes I just pick up the stand and move it back and forth during performance to reach the top and bottom notes and still be able to read the music! Then there's the hurdle of playing with four mallets at a time - tricky, but fun!
I adore how warm and mellow the marimba sounds and it adds this lovely undertone when the brass section is giving it their all. Truly a wonderful instrument!