I've started this to further the discussion in case the mods don't like the hijack of Yogi's thread about test pieces. I also think opportunites go begging in terms of getting young people interested in music ingeneral and to a point banding. The Plus Net band has made children aware of what a Brass Band is. I can anecdotally prove that I work with children and when they hear about my passion I get "Wow just likethe plus net band" I talk to them with enthusiasm about local concerts and how the band is made up (unfortunately the band is 20 miles away and our nearest concet is 15 from the village, no criticism just a shame) I just wish with all my heart we could put together a Band even a large scratch ensemle that we could get young people to hear what we can do while they are a capltive audience in schools. The answer to our aging and dwindling audience has to be education, surely?