The recent 'news' article on 4barsrest from a well known conductor explaining his reasons for resigning from a well known band, have resulted in a statement from the band in response. The band having to defend their position re commitment of players. I have 2 questions I would like to ask, one which has probably been discussed before - 1) Is it a real problem a lack of commitment from players which makes it difficult to rehearse and results in requiring deps all the time? and 2) Is it right to air disagreements/problems on a public website? Or should these problems be left between the band and conductors/ex players?