I was wondering how many folks out there in "Bandworld" were members of the East Midlands Divisional Youth Band? This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the formation of the Band (EMYB to its friends). The Band was formed in 1984 by Barry Johnson who eventually handed over to Mike Kirk a couple of years later. In 1986 the Band toured Scotland over Easter and 1987 saw the band go to France (the lads playing in a football tornament on Sunday afternoon much to the displeasure of the DC!!!!!!) At the time the Band were probalbly the finest SA Youth Band around(miles better than East London ever were - they'd probably disagree!!!!!) and went on to play as a solo band at some of the big SA events at the NEC and Wembley as well as making an appearance at the RAH in a massed band. If anyone was a member or has knowledge of whereabouts of former members or even has recolections of hearing the Band please get in contact and let us know if you're still playing and where. If there is enough interest we may be able to arrange a re-union later on this year and even put a band together for the event. Please get in touch by either this forum or by e-mailing me privately.