There've been many threads asking how to quit a band. The individual reasons are endless, but often one or more of a few common denominators are present; personality conflicts, egos, musical direction, levels of musicianship and commitment, da rama, etc. The usual dilemma concerns the amount of time/effort already expended versus possible future rewards (gigs, money, etc). You can save a lot of time and aggravation with the following technique. Proactive Quitting IOW, you quit before you start. It's a win/win. You get the instant gratification of quitting WITHOUT enduring all the associated hassles of being in a band. You'll have more energy, walk taller, and boost your self-confidence. Warning: Don't confuse Proactive Quitting with Blind Quitting, where you just bail. With Proactive Quitting you have to do some research on the band in order to make an informed decision.