My band's drummer informed us he is leaving the province for about 4 months due to work. Should we attempt to get a temp drummer for these 4 months? We're a baby original band (no records, a few shows) and things had finally been looking really up due to some lineup changes. How long should be expect it too take a drummer to learn our songs? We're still constantly working on them, but we have a good base for them. I know it'll depend on the drummer's skill, but I'm curious as to whether you think we'd be better off just practising drummerless, or trying to gel with a new drummer and making use of the summer season.