We're a "hobby" band. Let's be clear about that first. We all like what we do and have fun doing it but nobody is trying to make a living. I don't even know how to search this so sorry if I'm rehashing an existing thread (or 1,000 of them). Here is the frustration. We would like to play a decent bar show a few times a year. But to be honest we can't get together to rehearse frequently enough where I would be comfortable taking it out public. Our drummer is working a lot of overtime in the week and can only play on weekends. My kid plays hockey so on weekends I have varying availability. One of our gui****s has conflicts at times. The singer just won't change her schedule to suit anyone (though she sure as hell assumes I will). How have other bands solved scheduling issues so you can rehearse on a regular basis and actually build a set that you can go play and be proud of it when you do?