I don't know if this has been covered (so feel free to delete it, Mods) but as it was touched upon in the Best Tuba player thread, annd it's an interesting topic (for me) I want to ask if brass bands need to adapt their instrumentation slightly. Evolution is bound to happen, the question is will it happen in our time, or not? Will we let Trumpets and french horns in? Will we continually segregate baritones and euphos? Is there thatr much different between an F and Eb tuba, or a C and Bb tuba? Just to kick it off, my views are (summarised): No trumpets!!!!!!! French horns I am iffy about Leave Bari/euphs as they are (in TC too, not this crap Bass clef stuff the Yanks are pushing down school kid's throats!!! Actually, I might bring that up later) and C tubas I don't mind (easier in some cases than BBb I've found) But leave the F tubas out of it.