As I have mentioned on a few previous posts, in addition to writing and blogging and other jobs, I also am busily involved with music, having experienced being in bands and performing live as well. (And I started eight years ago, when I took up drumming lessons)
Here in the Ottawa area is an organized opportunity – called the League of Rock – for aspiring musicians to take part for 10-week sessions in being put together in bands, learning 3-5 songs, having weekly rehearsals, getting coached from mostly local professional musicians, getting to perform live, as well as going into a recording studio to experience the process of recording one song.
I have taken part in four sessions – started in the fall session 2015 and finished with this last fall session – and it’s been an amazing experience! I have met so many keen and talented musicians and had a LOT of fun. There are a lot of friendships made, and also a sense of family created amongst the participants.
Truly memorable moments.
Here is the video that my band finally received from the photographer about our part of the finale live performance, where all five of the bands in this fall session showed the appreciative audience what they’d been working on.
Videographer – Christopher Paine