Hi everyone! Following on from another thread, I thought I may share some of the problems I have encounted!! As some of my friends on tmp already know, I have recently moved to Leeds due to work reasons but still play for a band in Buxton during the weekends. If I was to permanently live in Leeds, I feel I would probably leave the brass band movement. All bands despite there section complain of lack of players, I'm more interested in 2nd section upwards who possible do don't have a youth or training band to fall back on. My experience is you maybe a victim of your own success and maybe driving players away?? Maybe due to committment levels you require. I think there is a shortage (believe it or not) of lower section/ level of bands in certain areas of the country. Any thoughts???