If you're new to the forums, you may have seen references to forum events like concerts and playdays, and wondered what they are. The quick answer is that they are a brilliant way for forum members to meet each other and get experience performing, knowing that there are lots of forum friends there to support you. This thread is intended to throw some light on the different types of event and how they work.
The events are very informal - they're just where like-minded people get together to share music-making, enjoy a pleasant day, make new friends, and come away with more performance confidence. And if anyone wants to play a new composition of their own, or practise conducting skills, a forum event is a great environment in which to do that.
So if you haven't yet been to a forum event, do come along and join in. You don't have to be an expert player - in fact some of us are just beginners, but if you want to make some new friends and to share music-making, everybody will try and help you overcome any nerves you might have about performing in front of other people.
Nobody would deny that the thought of playing in public for the first time can be daunting, but there ARE things you can do to make it easier for yourself - go to this post for some tips. And for proof of how useful these events are in building up performance confidence for exams, have a look at this post!
Each of the following links will take you to the relevant post giving detailed information about each type of event:
- Forum Users Concerts
- Adult Learners Concerts
- Players for Pleasure events
- Other Events
To see what events are coming up during the year, have a look at the FIRST post in the Forum Events Calendar which is pinned at the top of the Forum Events sub-forum in General Music.