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Episode Info:

In this Listener's Choice episode, Andrew & Lance answer a frequently asked listener question regarding starting a brass group.

We cover many areas, including:

  • Start with why
  • Gigging group or full-time endeavor
  • Traditional brass quintet instrumentation?
  • Skills developed via chamber music 
  • The path if you want a gigging group
  • Opportunities to play different musical roles
  • The "who" decision
  • "Good to Great" by Jim Collins
  • Division of labor
  • The Polka Bandits
  • The Dead Animals
  • 2 Red Performance Commando Unit
  • Incorporate or not?
  • Picking a name
  • Branding
  • Picking the right market for your skills
  • Andrew's last Boston Brass gig


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  • Show some love to our sponsors: The brass program at The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and Parker Mouthpieces (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models.)
  • Tell your friends!

Expertly produced by Will Houchin with love, care, and enthusiasm.

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