Clearly differing views - thats fair enough....however
So what if this taxation was different to anything else?
What has the size / value of your house got to do with any services you may or may not use? Funnily enough one person living in a mansion doesn't use as many services as 8 living...
The Community Charge to give it its correct name, still the fairest way of raising local taxation , ie everyone pays their share. If collection is difficult that is the fault of those that won't pay their share. Simple as that.
Spinfield School Choir
Christmas concert 2008
I Sing of A Night in Bethlehem -Tenor Horn Soloist - Janice Davison
For Unto Us
Frosty the Snowman - Eb Bass Soloist - Nick Collier
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Shining Star
A French Christmas
Santa Baby -...
Always causes a spot of difficulty for conductors this situation and players sorting something out within the music before being ready to continue, often get comments back ''but we were talking about the music.......''
Anyone offer a solution?
Disorganisation with music and engagements
Is it that hard to put your music back in the pad in the right order, so next week you don't just say I haven't got it!
Engagements where the band organisors haven't a clue what is supposed to be happening!
I agree with this, we don't pay subs at all , yes we are lucky to have our own band room, yes we are in affluent area, but our view is the players already give their time and effort by doing the engagements and to pay extra for that is uneccesary.
Quality concerts get enough cash in each year...
I agree, although it hasn't affected me personally, the band scene has never been busier and we enjoyed a bumper charity collection last saturday....bookings are up next year as well.
Band members don't pay subscriptions so no effect there
Both sides of the argument here are probably valid, I guess it depends on the ability of your players and the want of your audiences.
As long as players and audiences alike are happy with the % of FB arrangements used.....no problem...
We have some quality marches and arrangements this...