Are too many family members in one band an asset or not? Looking round at various bands in my area I notice a lot of family members in the same band. With my experience I've found that by upsetting one you upset the lot, and then end up with half a band. It's all fine when families are happy but as soon as you cross them that's where the trouble starts. Do conductors and other band members feel that they are being backed into a corner when there are so many family members present? I know of several bands which have suffered from this situation and are struggling or they have simply folded. Is there anyone else who sees this as a problem or is it a risk bands have to take and put up with .