I was very interested in some of the comments made on my Black Dyke thread, now closed early by Jan H as Brett is definatly gone. Our Belgian friends obviously are not up to speed with the British band scene. Perhaps they should leave the British threads alone! Anyway, great stuff about the fans perception of Dyke and how they think pehaps Change of MD could alter their output. Would that really improve them? Should bands like Dyke move away from single dictator like figures as MDs and go towards the orchestral "Principal Conductor" with guests approach. ( many bands do anyway I know). Do players need "contest experience" at the very highest level to be trusted at a band like dyke? Oh and finally, if this year was a bad one for Dyke what's a good one?