I'm currently a sophomore in high school. I want to form a serious band (write songs, play gigs, record), but I have found this to be a very difficult thing to do. I became friends with someone by playing music with him. He's talented, suggests good ideas, and you can feel the passion he puts into music. We played an original piece at a talent show on Friday and received wild applause (the best response). Our styles complement each other, they blend well. The problem is that he's moving two hours away in six weeks. I talked to him about making this band work, but he hasn't given me a response on the situtation yet. If he doesn't think we'll be able to do it, then I'll be starting a band with someone else. In either case we need a drummer. How do we advertise ourselves in the area efficiently? Obviously we would like someone who can make a positive contribution to the music. Passion in the music, creativity, friendly, open-minded. Those are top qualities I can think of right now. I know I'll need to work on PR skills in order to maintain a band, so here's my chance.