OK so you haven't gigged in a very long time, and it'll be a fun gig. I get all that but you're being taken advantage of. I always consider how much would it cost to have a plumber or an electrician to my house for four hours? It doesn't really matter that there are 14 other guys in the band. That's what the client asked for and that's what they need to pay for. Anyone who wants a band of that size for their party on NYE isn't concerned about the money...trust me.They offered $250. I agreed because ....I'm not really into this one for the $$
Kudos for having another full time gig and managing drumming on your own terms.This is a wedding, event band
At the same time, if you don't value your time, don't expect other people to value it.My buddy always told me if you can get paid to play an instrument do it. He always said you can go out and make a 100$ or you can sit home and make nothing.
Well seeing how I’ve been in the same band for 6 years (the last band I was in was for 12 years) and play every weekend and know the base pay for bands in my area and do all the booking I’m pretty sure I’m good.At the same time, if you don't value your time, don't expect other people to value it.
It takes a lot of effort (and money) to learn drums and play them to a good standard.