Does anyone else suffer as we do? We have had an ongoing problem with vandals/hooligans for a while now. Around five past nine on most rehearsal nights we get an unnerving bang (no, not from the shedbuilders) as some missile or other hits either a window or door. Occasionally we've quickly run out in the hope of catching the offender(s) but to no avail. In the past some of the player's cars, parked opposite, have been vandalised. Luckily, most of the bandroom windows are protected by mesh, so, until last week we've had no real danger of injury. Last week, right on cue at 9.05 a brick hit the window and this time the mesh wasn't sufficient. A shower of glass flew in to the band room, narrowly missing our beloved shedsters. A few players ran out, and after a neighbourhood search one of the perps was cornered, the police contacted and a couple of brave players left covering our prisoner. Meanwhile our young offender's gang mates had found themselves a vehicle and returned to do a drive-by shooting with an air gun. (Poor shots thank God). Aren't youngsters playful these days? The next rehearsal was uneventful, until we went out to our cars to find one with a window smashed and petrol poured in. (Thankfully not ignited.) Sadly it looks like we are going to have to find new rehearsal facilities as these idiots just aren't going to stop. Looks like the end to well over a hundred years of brass bands in Rothwell. (The "Temps" have already moved out of Dodge.) Does anyone else get problems like this? And, has anyone found a way to deal with them? Sud.