Fyreladdie Oct. 9, 2001, 4:32 p.m. (Message 27820)
Re: Protocol/ethis for hiring/un-hiring a band...
Marilyn, Interesting subject! I think a lot would have to do with the timing of the hiring. If a local band was preparing for a dance for weeks, it would be unkind and disgraceful to un-hire them. It's somewhat a kin to breaking a date with a person in favor of a more appealing lass or lad. Musicians do need more respect than that. They generally don't get paid much and spend many hours preparing for their job. Our branch is well aware of the importance of our musicians. They never end a set without a round of sincere applause. I don't think I would boycott a dance but surely, the parties that be, would hear displeasure at their lack of ethics. We are fortunate in the San Francisco Branch to have many top rated musicians. I believe that this problem would never arise. Happy dancing all. Bob Mc Murtry Felton, Calif