There are enough threads on this forum bleating about the lack of players and precarious position of Banding in general. I would like to throw the gauntlet down to All Bands to form a junior/training/youth band in 2008 with a view to taking that band to a local youth contest. There are probably 3 levels of the status of Youth Bands in this country. Level 1 being where everything is running like a swiss watch and everything in the garden is coming up roses. Level 2 where things have slipped and the impetus has gone. Level 3 where things are just not happening. This is something TMP could help drive. On this forum, bands could post do's and don'ts; best practice and bad practice; areas and points of contact for resources etc. There could be an online library for swaping posters etc. It is our future and it is still in our own hands. It is up to us go and get it.