Due to the lack of performance opportunities in our little town, several of us are talking about forming a community band. Three of us sat down the other evening and started talking about this seriously for the first time. It took about 5 minutes for us to realize that we have absolutely NO idea what we are doing! We reached that point after we started talking about buying music, which led to a brief discussion of financial issues, which lead to speculation about "sponsors" (or donors), at which point the sax player started wondering about performance fees for copy-righted songs (out of respect for his position as pastor of our church, we let him ramble on without telling him to go wet his reed or anything). So...I started wondering if anybody in this group had been involved in such an endeavor. What were the experiences you had, good and bad? Does anybody have any advice to offer that does not include valium or Jack Danials? And if anybody knows of a good web site to do research on this topic, I would appreciate knowing about it. Thanks.