I am currently undergoing a project to see what the trends were like in brass banding during 2008. My plan is to run this survey each year to find out what each and every brass band in the county got up to in the previous year as well as details such as player numbers, contest results, etc. I am currently in the middle of designing a website where each band will be able to log in and view their submitted results and add previous years data too. Visitors to the site we be able to see the average results of bands in their area and all over the UK too. I have compiled a survey which can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=x_2fgUqZz8NvKFS0ER0A8Wmg_3d_3d. All brass bands within the UK are free to fill it in. Not all fields are required, so just fill in what you want, but the more details you enter, the broader view we will get of the UK banding scene. Towards the end of February, I'll post the average results collected so far and how many bands have entered their details. If you have any ideas or comments, please let me know, as this could give us really useful information as to brass bands in the 21st Century.