I've only moved band when I've moved away - first band was about 6 years then I moved a few hundred miles away and joined another one for 11 years or so then I moved another couple of hundred miles and joined another one... where I am very happy (especially now I'm on flugel there as I hadn't really played anything else before except to help out bands at a gig).
I started playing halfway through 1999, joined my first band Five Rivers in September 1999 and stayed with them till august 2001 until I joined my current band Ellington just been there for 3 years now
Only recently moved bands, been in Newmarket for about 3 weeks now? I was in my previous band for about 6 years though, that is where my playing career started! Moved up the cornet ranks thoughout the years, eventially making it to assistant principle. Now enjoying rep cornet, I love it!
Ive been with my band about 5 yrs - started on 3rd cornet and worked my way up. Before that I played for Trinity Girls for about 10 months in '98/'99 and Pemberton Youth Band for about 12 years - we have an ongoing joke that the reason there are still people in the band over the age of 18 is coz we can't leave til we're good enough!
Scary, I didn't know I was so old!! I'm not turning 20 next year Im gonna turn twenteen.
I joined Gladstone Junior band in May 1993 as a 2nd baritone player. In September 1994 I became principal EEb bass for the senior band. I left the band in 1999 when I moved to Rockhampton for uni. While away I played with Capricornia Silver for 3 years, and came back to Gladstone as a guest player on occassion.
In 2002, when Gladstone hosted the State contest, I came back as a permit player, but donned my old uniform to make the host band look impressive. I also found myself having to move home that year when Mum fell sick, and made the change permanately, much to the dismay of my A grade conductor. I've gone from Bass trom, to BBb to EEb to Soprano Cornet (OUCH!!!) and finally conductor.