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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz House View Post
    Honestly, people. I am not one to usually make excuses and would appreciate not being labeled as a person who makes excuses for everything. I just can't do this one. I am also a bit short for altos.
    You're okay. There's nothing wrong with not having enough time, or not having the horn, or feeling like you'd rather be better prepared.

    *I* respect people who run into these things, anyway. Pit playing will always be there when you're ready to do it. If you want to, then get ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bari_sax_diva View Post
    Pit playing will always be there when you're ready to do it. If you want to, then get ready.
    Not in this country , opportunities don't come that easily and with previous government cutting arts funding which got rid of 40+ orchestras around the country.

    Maybe in some of the more remote areas like Far North Queensland but not in the rest of the country.

    Victoria has a better live music scene than NSW where most venues\pubs and clubs were ripped out and replaced with poker machines.
    Don't know what its like in Queensland or WA.

    Ask Bootman , or others like him, what the music industry in Australia is like for work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al9672 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bari_sax_diva View Post
    Pit playing will always be there when you're ready to do it. If you want to, then get ready.
    Not in this country , opportunities don't come that easily and with previous government cutting arts funding which got rid of 40+ orchestras around the country.

    Maybe in some of the more remote areas like Far North Queensland but not in the rest of the country.

    Victoria has a better live music scene than NSW where most venues\pubs and clubs were ripped out and replaced with poker machines.
    Don't know what its like in Queensland or WA.

    Ask Bootman , or others like him, what the music industry in Australia is like for work.
    All the more reason not to make things harder by developing a reputation for being incompetent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by al9672 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bari_sax_diva View Post
    Pit playing will always be there when you're ready to do it. If you want to, then get ready.
    Not in this country , opportunities don't come that easily and with previous government cutting arts funding which got rid of 40+ orchestras around the country.

    Maybe in some of the more remote areas like Far North Queensland but not in the rest of the country.

    Victoria has a better live music scene than NSW where most venues\pubs and clubs were ripped out and replaced with poker machines.
    Don't know what its like in Queensland or WA.

    Ask Bootman , or others like him, what the music industry in Australia is like for work.
    Unlike most of Queensland, Cairns is very lucky to have a very high concentration of good music teachers. There is a jazz club and there are loads of bands in town. The organization that the teachers are a member of wants to centralize the money and distribute it equally all over Queensland, but the teachers hate that. They want to keep the money they earn so that they can have an Eisteddfod and all of these bands around town.
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