The community-music mailing list FAQ, rls 1.1

The community-music mailing list FAQ, rls 1.1

The Community-Music Email List is for the discussion and distribution of ideas relating to Community Music Ensembles, specifically community bands and orchestras.

Since the end of 2003, we've been around 1000 members. This is a good number; enough traffic to be useful, not so much as to not be useful.

C-M Position Statement:

What is a community music ensemble?

Foo! I'm not in a band or orchestra? What do I do?

You're always welcome to join the list, but recognize that we focus on concert bands and orchestras. There are other usenet facilities you should be aware of, as well:

What can we discuss here?

anything relating to a community group, such as:

Is this group moderated?

Unfortunately, yes. This is because of the increased abuse of the list over the years by spammers; see also The Anti-Spam Rule. Between the three moderators, nearly everything is approved, sometimes in a matter of minutes.

Is there a FAQ for this group?

You're looking at it ...

Will there be a web site?

Yes, at

Things available here are: This FAQ, a bit about the Association of Concert Bands, a listing of Web pages that community groups have, and a listing of community groups.

How do I subscribe?

Send an email to

	 c-m-subscribe \at\ yahoogroups . com   (change the \at\ to @)

or visit this URL:

How do I unsubscribe?

Send an email (from the address you are subscribed under) to:

	 c-m-unsubscribe \at\ yahoogroups . com   (change the \at\ to @)

or visit this URL:

Is there a digest version of the list available?

Yes, there is. You can change this by visiting and clicking the "Modify My Membership" button. Normally, mailing list users will receive a message each time one is sent to the list. For people who are too busy to be bothered by multiple messages each day, a digest compiles all the messages sent during a day into one semi-indexed, large message, sent each day whenever there was list mail in the last 24 hours.

How do I send a message?

- Compose your message with your mailer and send it to:

	 c-m \at\ yahoogroups . com   (change the \at\ to @)

  or, click here:

How do I find out about community groups in my area?

There IS no group locally, and I want to start one. Where do I begin?

The Association of Concert Bands is an international group whose objective is to have a group in *every* community. You can call them at 1-800-726- 8720; they have a packet which includes John Paynter's "How to Start a Concert Band". Most of this material would apply equally well to an orchestra. Thanks to Enoch Moser ( for this info.

Who is the list administrator?

Bill Anderson. Co-administrators are Jim McIntyre and Bill Foss.

Out of print music

One of the questions that comes up most frequently on the list is: "where can I find music that is out of print?" Quite often, the Chatfield Brass Band Library (which has more than just brass band music) can help. You can contact this fine, non-profit organization at:

Chatfield Brass Band, INC.
PO Box 578
Chatfield, MN 55923
+1 507-867-3275

What else do I need to know?

The AntiSpam Rule

Due to abuse by spammers, the following rule has been added:

Any post mentioning Senate Bill 1618; House Bill 3888; the 'Murkowski' anti-spam amendment; or, containing instructions on how to remove your email address from further 'transmissions' in compliance with government regulations / the Communications Act of 1934 as amended is prohibited from transmission on this list.

Transgressors will be dealt with in the harshest possible manner up to and including legal action. This list will *not* tolerate UCE.

What if I have a suggestion?

mail it to the group. I'll act on "consensus" issues.