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« on: Apr 16, 2006, 11:14AM »

I've seen the post listing ommunity bands all over the world, any suggestions on getting involved with a community jazz band or group so I can start playing with a group again?
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 16, 2006, 12:47PM »

They are all over the place.

I know of three here in New Hampshire.   Start with the community [concert] bands.  Many will have members who play in community jazz bands.
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 16, 2006, 01:01PM »

I know of a few in my area, but membership is tightly controlled.  I guess the "anyone with a pulse" attitude prevalent in community concert bands just doesn't work in jazz.

Another option is Adult Education.  One of the cities near me offers an evening course called "Play in a Big Band", or something similar.

Talk to some high school band directors.  They are usually clued in pretty well with this sort of thing.
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 16, 2006, 03:47PM »

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They are all over the place.

I know of three here in New Hampshire.   Start with the community [concert] bands.  Many will have members who play in community jazz bands.


Our community band has a subsidiary, as it were, which is a big band configuration. The members of the community band are also members of the jazz band if they so wish. It works out quite well, I think, we don't have to compete for talent and interest. Several of the surrounding communities have similar arrangements.  By all means check out the community bands.
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