yonhee said:You what?
no it isnt my name means sumit to do with happiness an light which is stoopid cos im a vampire an vampires dont like light...
HorniKaz said:That's complete utter nonsense! The committee is there surely to ensure the smooth running of the band but its the MD who's responsible for getting the best, musically, out of the band.
We, as a member of Hoover's committee, wouldn't dream of telling Chris how to do his job. Yes he 'works' for the band, but he knows what's best! I would have thought that your MD would be a little miffed at being restrained from doing what he/she probably does best!
welshraz said:As I am new to the commitee, I am trying to make changes and allow the MD to make these "difficult" choices without being spanked like a naughty school boy. .
welshraz said:The truth is that the commitee are afraid of "upsetting" certain players and like to tread carefully around them regardless of their performance or commitment.
Despot said:I think where players treats a band with disregard and assume the chair will be always there when they bother turning up should be binned. No matter how short of players you are, no-one should be allowed disrespect the band. You might be short for a while but in the long run it does more damage to the band not to, and eats away at the morale of those who do turn up.
welshraz said:As I am new to the commitee, I am trying to make changes and allow the MD to make these "difficult" choices without being spanked like a naughty school boy.
kiwiposaune said:Some time ago I took over the conducting job of a band that 20 years ago was one of the leading A Grade (Championship Section) bands in New Zealand. Over the last 20 years it's fallen upon quite hard times (including recent relegation), most of them self-inflicted. It was obvious that a lot of changes needed to take place. Some of the changes involved losing players (that's not quite so difficult) and some of them involved moving players (much more difficult in this particular band). I started out by approaching the players I thought most likely to accept change - in particular a long time solo cornet player who eventually agreed to become the back row 'section leader' and play 2nd cornet and another solo cornet player who, after some negotiation, agreed to play 2nd horn. Once a couple of changes took place (involving prominent players) it became more difficult for other players not to co-operate. We haven't totally changed the culture here yet - that will take more time and a few good results - but we're on the way. It helps that we won first time out!
kiwiposaune said:Your band and ours did a concert together in a church in Wellington. It was our band's last gig before I started conducting it. From memory I think I played a trombone solo. We really enjoyed hearing you and, by all accounts, a number of our players really enjoyed partying with you after the concert. Glad you had a good time - come back soon!