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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by deernaes, Jul 24, 2020.
But is everyone but me doing church service playing?
I mean, really?
I haven’t played in a church since probably 2001, when I was a trumpet major.
I’ve been playing at church for maybe 20 years.
Ive never even stepped foot inside a proper church. Nor played in one.
I'm judging for not just asking the question in the thread title.
Did it for 8.5 years. Resigned 4 years ago never to return
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.
I played in a praise band for many years. Never will again....
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.
I'm an atheist.
So, people get paid for it?
I am blissfully unaware...
You kill me Bro!
Sorry I offended your TB sensibilities..
I'm trying to remember the last time I was IN a church. 30 years.....?
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.
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?
It's a scene for sure.
I would actually like to see that. But only if it wouldn't be a pain.
About every 3rd or 4th Sunday. There are a few of us in the rotation.