We are a Youth Band based in Driffield since the mid 1980s, and looking around our area, there appears to be very few other opportunities for young players to play in a Brass Band. Within 20 miles of Driffield are towns like Beverley, Bridlington, Malton, Market Weighton, Hornsea, Pocklington, Filey and Scarborough. Also villages like Cottingham, Hunmanby, Wetwang, etc. I am unaware of any other youth bands in that area - please correct me if I am wrong! I would like all the bands within this area to use us as a starter band! Send any youngsters our way - with or without instruments - we will get them playing in an ensemble situation, and they can then feed into your senior bands when they are able. Everybody would benefit. I have looked at the websites of a lot of bands in the area, and many appear to be 'mature' in membership. I would like to start bringing the average age of players down, and ensure the future of as many of these bands as possible. All players (under 21 in education) are welcome. All instruments, and all abilities too. Please get in touch if you have any comments to make, or pupils to send, or if you wish to help out in any way.