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    Bands for Adult Beginners

    Can someone suggest to me a good group to join and really get my chops wet? The New Horizons Bands seem ok (I'm age-eligible ), however, the one closest to me charges a pretty steep fee to belong and the $$$ aren't there. I live in SW Ohio.

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    Re: Bands for Adult Beginners

    Go to where you think you belong based on the level where you are at. If you are just returning to the trumpet, a higher level band may challenge you in an unpleaset way, depending on your sight reading skills.

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    Re: Bands for Adult Beginners

    Have you looked into a community band? Ours is comprised of high school students up to septegenarians; and are at all levels. I am in my sixties and was a comeback player starting last year. I play second chair trumpet and hope to double on my bass trumpet in the trombone section.
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    Re: Bands for Adult Beginners

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsemman View Post
    Have you looked into a community band? Ours is comprised of high school students up to septegenarians; and are at all levels. I am in my sixties and was a comeback player starting last year. I play second chair trumpet and hope to double on my bass trumpet in the trombone section.
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    Re: Bands for Adult Beginners

    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanPhillips View Post
    Can someone suggest to me a good group to join and really get my chops wet? The New Horizons Bands seem ok (I'm age-eligible ), however, the one closest to me charges a pretty steep fee to belong and the $$$ aren't there. I live in SW Ohio.

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    Jon, I am from Dayton. There I believe are sitting in nights at the Blue Wisp in Cincinnati (perhaps it is a Monday evening I think) and the Jazz Central in Dayton has a sitting in night on Sunday evenings. I really loved hiving this opportunity to "get my chops wet" when I moved to Dayton in the early 90's at a Miamisburg club that was called TJ's. Unfortunately, TJ's is gone, but you can find others such as the Blue Wisp and Jazz Central that have jam nights. I would give these places a call and set get specifics as to the nights they jam. I will keep a head's up to see if there are other opportunities.

    By the way, do let me know the where abouts that you live in SW Ohio. If it is close by, I will let you know if our band is playing in your area and give you advanced notice so we can get a chance to meet,
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    Re: Bands for Adult Beginners

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsemman View Post
    Have you looked into a community band? Ours is comprised of high school students up to septegenarians; and are at all levels. I am in my sixties and was a comeback player starting last year. I play second chair trumpet and hope to double on my bass trumpet in the trombone section.
    Me too.

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    Find three other people and form a brass choir? The local high school probably has tons of music in its library, they would probably give you some sheet music, for all levels of players.
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    Re: Bands for Adult Beginners

    Here's a place to start...

    http://www.bandmusic.org

    Just click the red "find a band" and then pick an area.
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    Check out Gary's band if they come near you.
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    Quit playing in 1980. Resumed about 18 months ago. Now playing in community band and Sr. orchestra. Alas, I'm more valuable to both groups on F horn rather than trumpet. I own a horn...

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