Well long story short, we were a very driven band and practiced very frequently and everyone was very responsive and motivated, but one of our members had to leave to study abroad and we got a new member, but the spark and drive is gone. I'm not sure how to revive it. I'm assuming most of it is because we finally got 4 people to sound good together and then one had to leave and now we have to re-rehearse everything with the new guy(s). Does anyone have any tips from past experiences to help get the spark back? Our new guitarist is a major step down from our last, but we have already played with 3 other guys that were way worse and finally found this new guy and we'll accept him. We don't have the time and money to waste on any more unmotivated and unprepared musicians.