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Old 03-13-2006, 09:30 AM   #21
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Default Re: Band Managers Unite!

Hey Bob,

How boot some help on our site??? Hint hint wink wink nudge nudge say no more.



See you at the Loch. Norman that is.

by the by was that your boys that got upgraded?
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Old 03-15-2006, 07:23 PM   #22
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Default Re: Band Managers Unite!

I am not the Band Manager, but it is a universal problem with all bands. People sign up, and don't show up. Too many people in our band are only there because they want to walk down the street on St. Patrick's Day wearing a kilt.

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Old 03-16-2006, 03:15 AM   #23
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Old 03-16-2006, 03:49 AM   #24
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I dunno....it seems to me that bands seeking retention and growth (especially those bands with a large 'adult' contingent) should have fewer administrative barriers while focusing on the core component....people.
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Old 03-16-2006, 05:32 AM   #25
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Adult is the key word here. It does not always mean they are mentaly there.
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Old 03-16-2006, 06:57 AM   #26
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Well,

I think that in such a small community as the band is, you generally know after some time who you can count on and on who you can't. Sometimes you need to have a private talk with people who don't show up to find out what problems they have.
It usually helps for some time.

But the key here is to build right "esprit de corps" from the start - i.e. focus on responsibility and attendance and the fact that the whole group suffers if people don't show up.
Peer pressure really motivates people.

As a last resort - if you have such people who just care only about St Patrick days, just fire them that's all. You really don't need them. It's better to have a small reliable group of people that a large bunch of I don't know what.

In our group we had to say goodbye to certain people - in the long run it turned out for the best.
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