How many bands have players that insist on using orchestral brass in there banding? I suspect it may not be a huge problem, but it is certainly out there. I detest the sound of an Eb trumpet in place of a Soprano. Is it not incredibly clear that the timbre of that instrument is completely out of place amongst a brass band? And what is the obsession with using trumpet style mouthpieces (eg Vincent Bachs) for front row cornets? Surely the bigger the better! I know a smaller mouthpiece eases the upper register, but who decided it wasn't worth practicing. Join in my campaign by showing your support below!