This Meetup Group is dedicated to people who like to listen, learn, discover, talk about, and play & perform music. This includes all the genres you can think of (Film music, Classical Music, Pop Music, Ghazals, Folk, Rock, Fusion, etc.) for every language and region of India. We conduct Music Jams, Live Performances, Discussions on Music, and of course Music Listening. In addition to learning and exploring familiar songs and music, we hope to expose people to new types of music and new songs to better bring together Indians of all backgrounds.
If you want to play & perform music with others, improve your music chops, meet people who like listening to/playing the same kind of music that you do and learn/grow an appreciation for music then this is the group for you.
As a member of this group, it's important that you participate. The group's presence and success depends on your active participation. We're not looking to build the biggest group with thousands of members. We'd rather have a couple hundred quality members that attend events semi-regularly and give input into the kind of events to have and how to improve the group. If you just blindly clicked "Join" and don't plan to attend events then this group really isn't for you. If a member has been part of the group for a year and hasn't yet attended a single meetup event then they'll be removed from the group. That person can always rejoin but the group is looking for active members which will keep the meetup group healthy and help to build a good community.
It is expected that if you RSVP "Yes" that you honor your RSVP. If you cannot come and know that you cannot come then please change your RSVP to "No" accordingly at least 24 hours in advance. Failure to do so for an event will result in a "Strike" for the member who No Showed an event (For Details, see "Strike System" section below). Meetup is not an afterthought nor should it be thought of as such when there are people putting in time and energy to make it happen. Many events will have a limit as to how many people can attend. It is simply not fair to those on the waiting list who would like to attend to lose a spot to someone who no-showed, or who cancelled with insufficient notice for others to make plans. It only takes 2 minutes to update your RSVP.
As far as times and attendance goes, even though this is a mostly Indian meetup group, we don't believe in or subscribe to the concept of "IST" ("Indian Standard Time" or being late and expecting that to be totally normal and acceptable social behavior). It's inconsiderate and disrespectful for the people planning, the people attending, and the people hosting. When a time is posted, the meetup will start soon after that posted start time so it is imperative that if you RSVP "Yes", that you be considerate to your fellow group members and arrive on time. Emergencies are understandable and there are always unforeseen circumstances but it's better to be transparent in those situations and let the group know that you'll be late. If a member shows up very late, then that member will receive a Strike (For Details, see "Strike System" section below).
If a member is a "No Show"and flakes out for an event, arrives considerably late, or doesn't cancel at least 24 hours prior to an event then that member will receive a Strike. Upon receiving a Strike, that member will be have the very special privilege of having their profile be publicly designated as having a Strike. Furthermore that member will be given the least amount of preference for RSVP'ing to the next event that they RSVP for. If that member gets 3 strikes, then just like in America's favorite pastime Baseball, 3 strikes and you're out. Or as we say in cricket, "You're Out". That member will be removed from the group.
Everyone who gets a strike has a chance at redemption. One can redeem themselves by donating money to the group or hosting an event in their home.
The group likes to have members that are courteous, reliable and respectful and that includes following the attendance policy.