I really hope this isn't taken as a critisism because it's not meant to be, but i had the good fortune to see Meltham and Meltham Mills band compete at a local contest (Podson Bray) yesterday, and I have to say I've never seen such concentration and a passion to "get it right" as Melthams' tuned percussion player. By the end of the performance we were all watching her cos she was just going for it and the concentration on her face was brilliant!! And when she made a dash for the tubular bells their Bb Bass had to duck forwards to avoid getting belted! Has anyone else witnessed gusto such as this, we could have set the fire alarm off and she would still have finished that piece!! :shock: 8) :tup :tup :hammer Marvelous effort, well done who-ever you were. Please, please don't think I'm being critical, I'm really not. Absolutely no offence is intended, we were so impressed. We came 3rd in our section, just in case anyone is remotely interested.