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Old 10-17-2020, 04:59 PM
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Okay, I just want to say thanks to all who replied to my question. Your responses are appreciated. I will say I am not surprised, what with some 100k residents, I expected plenty of hobby level musicians. We'll be visiting around the middle of November for the first time, and I am looking forward to the experience. Regards, Cycler
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Any future Eddie Van Halen’s out there? Been listening to VH tribute on XM this week; wow, he was incredible.
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There are numerous articles that mention Eddie Van Halen's guitar genius. Here is one (and maybe the best).

This is my favorite Van Halen tune

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Alex's drum part is extraordinary.
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Hey All: I'm a drummer with practice space and am interested
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There are a LOT more music groups or clubs than the ones others have mentioned, but you will have to search carefully for them. Here is the current list of approved clubs:

https://www.districtgov.org/images/ClubsListing.pdf

They claim 2500, I think my estimate was more like 1700. My recollection is that there are a couple symphonies of sorts, at different levels. If you play violin or something like that, give it a try. There is a concert band, I think, if you were in band in high school. There are at least two jazz ensembles, one quite good and one more relaxed. There are bands for folk, country, rock, Latin, uke, bluegrass, hymns, gospel, and more. I think there is even a banjo club. Some are small or not open to others, and some are wide open.

There are probably also smaller groups of friends who get together on there own. After all, some of us go crazy in a group of thirty guitar players who each want to solo for a chorus on each song. Are there any string quartets? I don’t know, but that would be nice. I was hoping for some people who like to play Brazilian Choro and Bossa Nova, as I really enjoy playing those. Or how about Gypsy Swing? Or the Great American Songbook? I love those.

Search the list. Remember to go all the way through. (I actually did, and I now have a notebook of a hundred groups of various sorts I’d like to explore. Most I may not like, but so what?) Some you may not have thought of may spark your imagination.
Good summary above, but some clarification:
There are three "concert" type bands in TV. Anyone can join. Two of these are "New Horizon" bands. The concept is that we are lifelong learners. You can join these bands as a beginner and try to keep up. I started learning to play the flute when I was 60 (!) as did others in my band. Music is one of the main reasons I moved to TV.
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Good summary above, but some clarification:
There are three "concert" type bands in TV. Anyone can join. Two of these are "New Horizon" bands. The concept is that we are lifelong learners. You can join these bands as a beginner and try to keep up. I started learning to play the flute when I was 60 (!) as did others in my band. Music is one of the main reasons I moved to TV.
I wasn't aware of any "bands" where beginners could drop in. Am I understanding you correctly? I think the Goodrich folk group might be an exception, but they're on indefinite hiatus. I know at least one of the concert bands you cite above requires an audition.

If beginners can show up and jam, where and when do these sessions take place? Are they on hold during the pandemic? Thanks.
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