How much of the news in the banding press is genuinely news worthy material? Most of it seems to be press releases by people who want to advertise themselves! Who is interested in the whereabouts of a relatively unknown Australian Euph player for example! Is the banding press merely a vehical for self publicists or is every day in banding a slow news day? It used to be the same old names that courted the written press back in the day which was often cringing but at least most of those people had actually done it, all I read now is people who have done nothing telling me about their day to day movements and conductors of youth bands telling me when they have broken wind.......its of NO interest to the general banding population, please stop it!