I'm not, by any means, judging....

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  1. deernaes

    deernaes Guest

    Feb 1, 2012
    But is everyone but me doing church service playing?
    I mean, really?
     
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  2. CallMeAl

    CallMeAl Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    I haven’t played in a church since probably 2001, when I was a trumpet major.
     
  3. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    I’ve been playing at church for maybe 20 years.
     
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  4. Ive never even stepped foot inside a proper church. Nor played in one.
     
  5. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    I'm judging for not just asking the question in the thread title.
     
  6. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    No
     
  7. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Did it for 8.5 years. Resigned 4 years ago never to return
     
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  8. PWRL

    PWRL

    Sep 15, 2006
    Nope.
     
  9. Ekulati

    Ekulati Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2016
    Richmond, VA
    Yeah I know. If it's not part of your social world, it seems weird. But yeah it is a thing. And if you aspire toward making money, in many cases it can be one of the best, most stable music jobs available these days. Most directors of so-called "praise" bands get paid, as do many players at the bigger churches.
     
  10. filmtex

    filmtex Commercial User

    May 29, 2011
    Annsman Pro Audio Dealer
    I played in a praise band for many years. Never will again....
     
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  11. Never played in a church, but these days, church music draws a bigger crowd than most commercial venues.
    I remember when churches used to say electric instruments were the devils work. I was told that I was going to go to hell for playing soul & rock music. Ahhh, the good old days.....
    (I still have a pamphlet/book that must have been printed in the 60s explaining how certain drum beats would lead you astray, and cause you to take drugs.)
    I really should post some of that book on here, one day.....
    And, by the way, I have nothing against churches.
     
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  12. Koshchei

    Koshchei

    Mar 17, 2019
    Peterborough, ON
    I'm an atheist.
     
  13. deernaes

    deernaes Guest

    Feb 1, 2012
    So, people get paid for it?
    I am blissfully unaware...
     
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  14. deernaes

    deernaes Guest

    Feb 1, 2012
    Ha!
    You kill me Bro!
    Sorry I offended your TB sensibilities..
     
  15. StevieMac

    StevieMac

    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    I'm trying to remember the last time I was IN a church. 30 years.....?
     
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  16. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    I haven't played in church since March. I haven't played out anywhere since March. :(

    I do it as a service for our church. It's something I can contribute and takes very little effort. Praise bands however have their own set of issues and it's often not worth the aggravation.
     
  17. BarfanyShart

    BarfanyShart

    Sep 19, 2019
    DC Metro
    In school I looked forward to doing the holiday pageant gigs. It paid right before winter and spring breaks (when students need money most) it was mostly my professors and other musicians i knew from the regional orchestras ... did I mention it paid?
     
  18. hennessybass

    hennessybass

    Oct 11, 2008
    Bayou City
    Not me.
    It's a scene for sure.
     
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  19. deernaes

    deernaes Guest

    Feb 1, 2012
    I would actually like to see that. But only if it wouldn't be a pain.
     
  20. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    About every 3rd or 4th Sunday. There are a few of us in the rotation.
     
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