Posted by Mark E. Chachich on November 27, 1999 at 18:50:46:
In Reply to: Starting a quintet posted by Lonny on November 26, 1999 at 21:27:03:
A suggestion; once you have some music rehearsed, make a short tape for a demo (or multiple tapes for specific functions). This can be passed around to churches, contractors, schools (graduations), mall managements, etc... Make it your best effort. You may think about only putting sections of pieces on the short tape so that you will not hear your hard work in a demo tape being used as background music at something that you should have been hired to do (not a frequent occurance, but it does happen).
Make a nice pamphlet with a description of what your quintet can do. For example, say something about how live brass quintet music can help make your occasion more memorable or that live music can help set a mood at a mall.
Rehearsal once a week was the norm for the quintets that I have been associated. This allows for the quintet to be musical but is generally not too much of a strain on people that have other jobs and commitments. However, this is really a call to be made by the members of the quintet.
One last thing. Go for it and enjoy!
Mark E. Chachich