1) What are your fears about band practice. if any? What challenges do you think will arise?
I suspect every great adventure is intertwined with some threads of fear and nervousness. Even though I know I have an awesome group of people to work with and everything will work out great, I’m still a bit worried that I will disappoint my bandmates by not being able to sing the genres/songs that they like. I’m hoping we can pick a song that everyone in the band will enjoy playing for the next 6 months since we all like music from different genres and generations.
2) What are the dynamics of your group likely to be like? Will a leader emerge? Will a diva emerge? Will it be you?
I think group dynamics will start out with everyone being overly conscientious and considerate of each other, with each person trying to figure out what everyone else prefers. Then, as we go on, everyone will relax and state their own opinions. As for leaders, whoever in the team has free time and initiates email threads/meetings seems to be leader for that moment.
3) Will your band bond for the ages like U2? Take breaks like the E-Street Band? Be tumultuous like Van Halen?
Um. To answer this question I feel like I should go research these bands… I really have only heard of U2. But in our case, I truly believe there is no way we can be part of something as awesome as battle of the bands and not be bonded. It’s a chance of a lifetime for all of us, and we are all extremely excited to be a part of it.
4) Will your band set ground rules to make collaboration easier? What will you do if a band member misses practice?
I suspect we will have fewer “rules” and more “trusted expectations” of each other. I’m guessing after a few practices we will be able to judge how we sound and adjust our expectations and practices accordingly. If a member misses practice…. well, I suppose it would depend on the reason and if they gave advance warning that they would be gone. I know at least one of our members must travel a lot for his position, so we may need to constantly adjust when we are meeting. We’ll figure it out as we go, a certain amount of flexibility’s essential for any team after all. I don’t expect there to be many issues though- all of our members want to learn their instruments, and everyone wants to make our band great. ;)
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