Hello, everyone. So, I formed a band with a guitarist/singer and drummer from my university three weeks ago and we are hoping to play our first show by November or December. The guitarist/singer and I take care of the composing having composed three songs since we got together for the first time and are also picking out cover songs to mix with the originals and make a setlist. Rehearsals are at my house on Saturdays and they usually last about four hours. The drummer lives about an hour away and the last rehearsal that we had was not a productive one. We jammed about two cover songs, a jazz standard and the singer showed us one of his songs. What would you guys do to make the rehearsal time more productive? The singer lives about 10 minutes away from me so it's not a hassle for him to get to my house. But, with the drummer lives an hour or hour and a half away (everything in Puerto Rico is usually a short drive away so having something be an hour or more away is considered to be a bit far) I don't want his trip to be for nothing. I was thinking that the singer and I can get together on Fridays since he doesn't have class that day and I get out on 11:20am and we can handle composing. On Saturdays, we can all get together and we teach the drummer the song so he can add a drum beat. One other thing that I wanted to run by you guys. I've heard from a few musician friends of mine that when you're starting out, the setlist is comprised of at least two original songs and the rest are covers that go with the vibe in which you compose and as you progress and write more and more originals, you replace the covers songs with them. Is this true or have you guys used a different method or approach?