Hey, I wanted to post this up because I'm excited that I'm going to start drumming out again. Nothing fancy - I'm being put into the rotation of a nearby Praise team, doing contemporary Christian music. I stopped drumming for a Praise team because the "leader" and I, uh, we just didn't have a meeting of minds. I was not asked to leave - I left volutarily and for good reason, but that's another (long) story for another time. The cool thing is that with this church group, I'm not going to be on the hook to play every week - they have two other drummers (although one of them is routinely out due to some other committments) and they wanted the security of being able to have a fallback or two when things come up. I'm totally stoked about it for several reasons. One reason is that since I stopped playing for the other band last January, I have routinely put 20 minutes to 1.5 hours a day on the drums, working on music, working on chops, and learning and solidifying my technique - much more time than I have put on trumpet anyway! The best news is that it won't interfere with my party band gig, so all is still cool there.