Starting your own orchestra

remnant

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The only difficult part of starting an orchestra is the music part where you have to rent or make an investment to produce the music. Otherwise, you should be able to find musicians from church groups or even school bands. Next identify a venue for rehearsals. Its good to have a conductor so as to maintain harmony in the group.
 

JimG

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Оf соursе yоu саn аssеmblе yоur оwn оrсhеstrа. I usеd tо plаy in а smаll tоwn оrсhеstrа whiсh litеrаlly hаd аbоut 10 viоlinists аnd а fеw rаndоm оthеr instrumеnts likе trumpеts, а сhеllо, а bаss, а flutе, а сlаrinеt, а соrnеt аnd mаybе а sоmеtimе pеrсussiоnist. Wе hаd аn еldеrly сhаp whо соnduсtеd аnd сhоsе thе musiс.
аll it tаkеs is sоmеоnе tо lеаd thе grоup оf plаyеrs, сhооsе thе musiс stylе tоgеthеr: will yоu plаy pоpulаr musiс, musiс оf yоur nаtiоnаl hеritаgе, еxpеrimеntаl, bаrоquе, сhаmbеr musiс, thе musiс frоm musiсаls... thе list gоеs оn.
 

Corzhens

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The main advantage of school or church bands is the ease of acquiring instruments. Most schools have their musical instruments already and for a new band in the church, I guess the church handles the responsibility of sourcing out instruments. When a friend started a combo band, he had no problem with the guitar because he is a guitar maker. But he had to scramble for funds to buy a used drum set. By the way, a combo band is composed of a drummer and guitar players, can be 2 or 3. Now, forming your own orchestra will require a lot of money so if you don’t have a wealthy benefactor or a generous sponsor then you might as well just forget it.