TBJ97: Listener's Choice


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TBJ97: Listener's Choice, How to Start a Brass Group

In this Listener's Choice episode, Andrew & Lance answer a frequently asked listener question regarding starting a brass group.

We cover many areas, including:

  • Start with why

  • Gigging group or full-time endeavor

  • Traditional brass quintet instrumentation?

  • Skills developed via chamber music 

  • The path if you want a gigging group

  • Opportunities to play different musical roles

  • The "who" decision

  • "Good to Great" by Jim Collins

  • Division of labor

  • The Polka Bandits

  • The Dead Animals

  • 2 Red Performance Commando Unit

  • Incorporate or not?

  • Picking a name

  • Branding

  • Picking the right market for your skills

  • Andrew's last Boston Brass gig


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