Article from HAMILTON MAGAZINE (February 1982 issue)
“Boys In The Weekend Band”
by John Lawrence Reynolds (permission granted by the author to reprint)
Click here to read – The Boys in the Weekend Band (Hamilton Magazine February 1982)
Words from Glenn Mallory (February 6, 1931 – May 17, 2017)
“The word “amateur” is often associated with the person who shows up late for the gig and then plays the wrong notes out of tune. Actually, “amateur” is derived from the Latin, “amare”, which means “to love”. So an amateur is really one who truly loves what he does.
Similarly, the word “professional” is often misused. Professionalism is not a contract, a pay cheque, or a union card, although all are a part of it. Professionalism is a state of mind in which one strives constantly to achieve one’s very best, and having come close, raises the goal yet again.
The best musician, therefore, is the amateur-professional/professional-amateur.
Anything less just isn’t good enough.”
Dr. Glenn Mallory, Life Member Local 293 AFM