Lots of comments flying around recently, especially from 4BR, about brass band entertainment contests (Butlins and Yeovil) and what actually constitutes 'entertainment' in this context. Somebody once said to me that 99% of brass band entertainment revolves around the following three things: 1 - Clapping or, in swing music, clicking the fingers; 2 - The putting on and taking off of silly hats and/or wigs; 3 - Standing up and sitting down. Having seen a few bands in Skegness this year, I can also add: 4 - Brass players playing percussion instruments; 5 - Playing the trumpet; 6 - Singing. I particularly liked the 4BR comment about the band at Yeovil who recreated the rumba rhythms of the camels in th North African desert in Ellington's 'Caravan' by wearing sombreros.... Anything else that people would like to add to the 'done to death' list? Also, any ideas about what bands can do to make entertainment contests more entertaining and less cringeworthy?