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Lelly

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I am currently considering forming my own sax group. So I am looking for several like minded individuals who would be willing to give it a go.

Obviously, as we all need to pay the morgage it would be rehersals at weekends and any gigs would be weekends and evenings only.

For logisitical reasons you need to be within a comfortable distance of Ashby de la Zouch.

Initially and fees would go into a central fund (with regular accounts published) to pay for music and the like but as soon as we make a profit then we will be sharing in the bounty (yes, it may just pay for a chocolate bar - not one each you notice).

I would be looking for a small number (max 6 I guess) of players initially but I am open to things becoming bigger and better as time goes on.

Music style - I am guessing light popular, maybe some light classical (think of the sort of stuff you get at wedding receptions).

Now, the cruncher - I would prefer a minimum of grade 5 std or equivalent - if you don't have the qualification then as long as you can prove it via a sight reading session that would be fine. Don't really need another soprano but any of the rest would be more than welcome.

So, if you fancy having a go, get in touch!

Lx
 

Lelly

Scarily Tall!!!!
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OK, well as my original idea went down a resounding thump, does any one know of a decent sax group looking for a pretty good sop player? Anywhere in the Leics / Derbyshire area?

Lx
 

Fraser Jarvis

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does any one know of a decent sax group looking for a pretty good sop player? Anywhere in the Leics / Derbyshire area?
I was approached by someone in the "Hedgepigs" who are/were an Ashby based ska/reggae outfit, the band split then the guy contacted me to ask if I'd be interested in playing with them once they reformed, i said yes but heard no more from him, so guess they never got back together.....but worth a shot none the less, you will find them on facebook...
 

daveysaxboy

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Trying a new thing out and getting like minded people in a room on a certain date and time is hard work.Be ready for lots of blaggers and let downs.Good luck on this and i hope it works out well.Dont want to sound to bleak but forming bands is this way in life.
 

Fraser Jarvis

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Trying a new thing out and getting like minded people in a room on a certain date and time is hard work.Be ready for lots of blaggers and let downs.
Absolutely, I've seen so much of this it's as if the better they are the more flakey they are! i recently turned up for a rehearsal and apart from me the drummer was the only other muso to show up..not even a phone call...nothing!
 
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