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  • Marilynn Knight

    Marilynn Knight Oct. 9, 2001, 4:13 p.m. (Message 27818)

    Protocol/ethis for hiring/un-hiring a band...

    How common is it to book a band and then bump them for another with the
    reason given that original band doesn't have enough name recognition?  Do we
    as committees have an ethics standard to uphold?  What kind of oversight is
    there?  How does preferred band deal if/when the action is known?
    I'm sure there may be a separate group online that know/discuss such
    matters, but, as dancers/groups scheduling, I feel we need to treat our
    musicians with utmost respect and encouragement.  Ignorance of musicians'
    feelings/schedules can be very damaging all around.  To treat a local group
    of musicians badly, one that is loyal, extremely competent, in favor of
    another with name recognition can be very counter-productive.  How many
    dancers would boycott such a dance week end if they knew of the
    The analogy might be to form a demo group of local dancers, but, then, bump
    them for others from away.  How much good will does that create?

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