Something close to my heart! In my musical 'career' I've been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to conduct a number of groups, brass bands/ensembles, wind bands/ensembles, church choirs and amateur choirs and since, I suppose, 'setting myself up' as a conductor, I've rarely been idle in that department, luckily. This isn't a 'post to boast', I merely say this to highlight a potential problem... read on. It's a worry more of my girlfriend's than mine, that when I move up to Arran in just over three weeks' time, I'm initially going to be 'idle' conducting wise. I won't know how much I'll miss it until the time comes, I guess! I've had a potential offer to deputise for the Dumbartonshire Concert Band, but nothing much else. But is conducting a 'bug'? Do you get hooked on it once you start or can you take it/leave it? Do you miss it if the opportunity's not there? Just trying to possibly prepare myself for possible withdrawal symptoms!