Rehearsals per week

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Smid, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. Smid

    Smid Member

    New - When do you Rehearse

    Sorry didn't realise could only vote once!

    Does your band rehearse twice a week and suffer with or has it suffered with the scenario of one well-attended rehearsal and one not so well attended rehearsal on a weekly basis. If so what did you do to sort it and what have you found to be the best days of the week to have rehearsal(s).

    For you who rehearse once a week is this because of attendance?

    I apologise for those with a single rehearsal but the limit of options meant I couldnt do single days!
  2. Trigger

    Trigger Member

    We rehearse Wednesdays and Sundays. At first I didn't like the Sunday morning rehearsals, but everyone assured me that I would get used to it- and I did. I'm now a fully accomplished expert at playing with a hangover. The attendance is really good now and we now have more or less full attendance at every rehearsal. :D
  3. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    Currently involved with three different (SA) groups:

    One rehearses weekly on Mondays (National Capital Band)

    One rehearses weekly on Wednesdays (corps band)

    One rehearses monthly, Friday night and Saturday (youth band)

    Reasons for infrequency of rehearsal - many of our players participate in more than one group (almost all of those in the Monday band). In the SA world, the corps band is on duty every Sunday, sometimes more than once. The group that meets monthly is a youth band whose area encompasses the entire state of Virginia, so we have some players who travel nearly four hours, meaning that more frequent rehearsals are not feasible.

    So my typical (musical) week is Sunday services with the corps band (conducting), Monday rehearsal with the National Capital Band (playing baritone), Wednesday rehearsal with the corps band (conducting). Some weeks have a youth band weekend (instructing and attempting to play trombone) or a National Capital Band weekend trip.

    Since I'm employed full-time in a non-musical field, I doubt I'd have time for more rehearsals :)
  4. Heather

    Heather Member

    Wednesday night and Sunday night for us.....seems popular with other bands too.
  5. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    Thursday night and Sunday night
  6. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Wednesday and Friday for us ...
  7. Sarahjo

    Sarahjo New Member

    Monday, Friday for us, but this has been under discussion to be changed to Mon, Thurs - the younger members claim it interfers with there social life-

    Do they not understand banding is a social life :lol: 8) :?
  8. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    lol! Of course! .... :roll:
  9. Kari Anson

    Kari Anson Member

    At Wem we only rehearse once per week (Friday) although on the run up the areas we also did Tuesday, Saturday, Sundays! I'm not exactly sure as to the reason why we only rehearse once per week but I would take a good guess that it's due to attendance. I know that hubby and I would struggle with 2 rehearsals per week on a regular basis and just wouldn't be able to give that kind of committment. However I do see the benefits to 2 rehearsals per week - on the run up the the areas everyone was definitely in practice and we had a great sound.
  10. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Tuesday and Thursday
  11. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Tuesday and Thursday. Attendence is usually pretty good for both.
  12. VenusTromster

    VenusTromster Member

    Monday and Thursday, except for a contest run when its every night!! All rehearsals normally well attended (don't want to miss out on beer)!!
  13. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    Due to study and other "comittments" I have a ittle trouble getting perfect attendance once a week!! However with contest a few weeks away, we've squeezed a few extra rehearsals in.

    Monday nights for Brass band
    Wednesday for Stage band
    Thursday nights fortnightly extra brass band
    Friday night I like to drive up to Capricornia Silver and listen if I get the chance
    Sunday @ 7AM We go marching!!!
  14. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    We're Wed + Sun evening too, normally.

    But this week its Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat + Sun am.

    I can't work out why :p

  15. katej

    katej Member

    weds 8-9.30ish and sun 7.30-9.30ish. I only manage a weds at mo due to family but its generally well attended although I think more go on sunday.
  16. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    Monday and Wednesday for us.
  17. NAS

    NAS Member

    Tuesday and Thursday for us...
  18. Thursday 7:30 - 9:30 and Sunday 7:00 - 9:00 for us!
  19. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    We're half 7 till half 9 Mondays and Wednesdays and I have to say since we added the monday rehearsals last year the attandances at both nights have become pretty constant and it's been reflected in our general all round performance.
    I'd be there every night of the week if I could.
  20. louise0502

    louise0502 Member

    yeah, wednesday night, sunday mornings, but youth band, tuesday night and sunday morning before senior band!