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« on: May 26, 2015, 01:40PM »

Hello fellow enthusiasts-

I am a pretty successful Denver-area freelancer who is looking at a job transfer to the Atlanta, GA area.  Just curious to hear from some of you who in the area about what the scene is like.

I am a former Marine bass trombonist, play in several big bands, pit orchestras, and other ensembles here in CO.  I think I'm what we define as a semi-pro-- I make beer-and-pizza money and my music makes for a decent enough side job  Good!

Anyway, please let me know about the playing scene, and what the odds are of getting into the occasional evening of trombone playing, recreational or otherwise  Way cool

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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2015, 07:07AM »

I think these guys are pretty good:

http://georgiabrassband.com/2015/

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2015, 09:37AM »

I don't know many of the Atlanta guys (other than meeting a few of them once a few years back) but I've been there a couple of times for gigs and there is definitely a scene there. There are some great players in that town.

And it's the south - they're pretty friendly. Check out the local tabloids to find out where guys are playing and introduce yourself. I seem to remember there being some good rehearsal bands in the area.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2015, 10:23AM »

Atlanta is a town with lots of opportunity, and a ton of great players.
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2015, 10:58AM »

I live in Augusta, GA, about two hours away.  I used to do a lot of playing in Atlanta, before it became too much of a drive.  I was mostly playing with volunteer groups, but even those were quite good.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2015, 01:37PM »

Check this out - http://www.cafe290atlanta.com/live/

Lots of community bands/orchestra and swing bands in the area.

And welcome to Atlanta (when you get here.)
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2015, 05:56AM »

Great input!  Thanks everyone for the information!  Not sure yet when I will be moving there, just that at some point I'll likely be transferred out there.  I very much appreciate everyone's input!
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