Re: How to Start a Band
What's your plan for this band? You've got to have a plan, an idea you can articulate to the guys you want to play with. Even if it's only to get together to learn and play tunes in order to become better musicians. Also, who's going to be the leader, the organizer? You don't want to waste time wondering what to do once everyone's together. Someone has to organize rehearsals, make a list of songs to work on, and run rehearsals so everybody isn't just sitting around waiting for something to happen or for somebody to do something.
Get an agenda and organize your players. Get the charts together. Make it as professional as you can. That, to me, is the fun of it. Doing it right is the fun of it.
Best of luck to you.