Hi everybody. Are there any non-banders about on this forum. I was pondering this thought as i observed that in 'the rehearsal room' all the topics relate to brass banding. Anyone who knows me will know that recently I have left/been chucked out of a brass band for missing four rehearsals (three of the days were university concerts) and "they need full commitment for the Grand Shield", whether they want me to re-join after the Grand Shield i don't know, but I'm not going back and, without wishing to offend anyone, I'll be quite happy if it's the last i see of brass bands. Any thoughts or views?