My first payed gig!!!!

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  1. scream machine

    scream machine Pianissimo User

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    YES!! It was a taps gig and all I got payed was 10 bucks. Even tho I did'nt get payed a lot, it was a rewarding expence. But it have one question, does this mean I am a tec. pro. now? :woop:
     
  2. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    Congrats, Screamer.

    That's how much I got for my first job, 10 bucks but then, that was back in 1972!

    Well, I think you asked the pro question with tongue in cheek but I'm sure you've figured out by now it takes more than a paycheck to establish you as a pro.

    Anyway, congrats again,

    ML
     
  3. trumpet blower88

    trumpet blower88 Mezzo Piano User

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    I just had my first paying gig on Easter. It's a great feeling knowing that you just got payed for doing something you love to do anyway.
     
  4. PhatmonB6

    PhatmonB6 Mezzo Piano User

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    Excellent!!!! :-) I joined BAA a couple days ago. Even if I never get called to perform taps...it is a good feeling knowing I am on the list. Did you use your Getzen bugle, or one of your other horns???
     
  5. scream machine

    scream machine Pianissimo User

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    I used my Jupter Trbune Xo trumpet. I did'nt use the bugle because it play's a little flat.
     
  6. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    You go kid!!! :D
    I got a fist full of change on my first gig........so did a couple of jazz legends.
    Tootie Heath and Bobby Timmons. We were in Junior High School. Ted Curson was also on that gig :cool:
    Wilmer
     
  7. PINCHUNO

    PINCHUNO Piano User

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    Congratulations on your first "paid" gig.
     
  8. Paul Tomashefsky

    Paul Tomashefsky New Friend

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    Congratulations!

    Doesn't it feel great to actually get paid for something you enjoy doing?!!

    And a Taps gig at that.... I'm sure you made everyone proud!

    My first gig was a Church musical gig...I got it from my junior high band director...Me and my best friend (Drummer) He wound up pursuing a career in banking... I'm now a full time Elementary Band director / Trumpet Performer / Author (ITG, DownBeat) / Dad / etc...

    My main gigs now are with a Rhythm n Blues Band and doing Trumpet & organ work... Big Bucks during the Holidays (Christmas / Easter!) My other Top paying gigs were with a group called Quintessential Brass out of Boston 1987-1995 we toured all over New England... Fun Gig excellent music and players___ Good Luck and keep up the good work!
     
  9. bandman

    bandman Forte User

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    COngrats on that pay gig -- now that you will have to join the union, and pay taxes on your gig money you are only several hundred $$$ in the hole! :-?

    We play funerals all the time. The joke around our house is that my wife is so good that people die to hear her sing!

    By the way -- now that you have done it once you will get calls to do it again. The money is great but I have a personal rule (for myself) that I suggest to my friends. If the funeral is for a policeman, fireman, or member of our armed services I play the funeral for free. I was never in the service so that is my way of saying thanks to that person for what he did for me. I feel the same way about fireman and policeman. Just a suggestion.
     
  10. scream machine

    scream machine Pianissimo User

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    A first I was not going to get payed, but after it the lady can up a gave me the 10 bucks for it. (Nice suprise)
     

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