It has recently become an issue within our band that the costs of repairing band instruments is on the increase and often because players do not look after them as much as if perhaps they were their own. As a committee we are soon to discuss whether a charge to the player should be made, and if so should it be a nominal charge or based on a percentage of the repair cost? Could this all get too complicated (it's difficult enough collecting annual subs!) or might it entice people to leave instead of paying the fee. Of course the flip side of this is whether the band subsidises any repairs for those that use their own instruments. In my experience in the past the band has paid fully for band instruments and the player who owns their own instrument would look after it and should anything happen to it take care of the associated costs. I think it's an interesting point and wondered what everyones experience has been in their own bands?