I have a couple questions for everybody... and I really hope I can get a response from a variety of ability levels and genres etc.
Aside from the millions that we all make playing music, what do you look for when you join a band? In other words what are some things that would make you choose/stick with a band?
What are some things about a band that would turn you off and make you choose to NOT be a part of it?
I ask because I have recently started playing lead with a new big band and while they/we aren't anywhere near GREAT yet, there's definitely a lot of potential in the core of people who started the group. The problem is that we're still in our infancy and far from "professional" so I think some of the guys that are the real players in town are kinda blowing us off. SO I'm hoping to make the atmosphere as inviting as possible for the quality players to come out AND stick around. Unfortunately at this point this is a volunteer type setting... we hope in time to be able to make a little something but until we get rolling that's just not possible.
I look forward to your responses and THANKS for your time!