If you could hand-pick players for a brass band, who would you have?? Let's allow any brass players - Banding, Orchestra, Jazz, etc etc. (alive or otherwise...). Probably best if we avoid lots of "my mate so-and-so who's a great player". Here's mine. Yeah, I got a lot of Orchestral guys in there but I just like the way these guys play. If you don't know any of them, Google the names - they're all great! Sop. Jens Lindemann Principal - Wynton Marsalis 2nd man - Hakan Hardenberger 3rd man - Ryan Anthony 4th man - Matthias Hofs Rep. - Adolf Herseth 2nds - Phil Smith - Alison Balsom 3rds - Ole Edvard Antonsen - Sergei Nakariakov Flugel - Maurice Murphy Solo Horn - Dennis Brain (or Sandy Smith if you MUST have a tenor-horn!) 1st - Radovan Vlatcovic (or Sheona White) 2nd - Barry Tuckwell (or Owen Farr) 1st Baritone - Margie Antrobus 2nd - Pete Christian Solo Trom - Joe Alessi 2nd - Christian Lindberg Bass - Charlie Vernon Solo Euph - Dave Thornton 2nd - Geoff Whitham Eb Bass - John Fletcher 2nd - Pat Sheridan Bb Bass - Warren Deck 2nd - Nat McIntosh I'm not qualified to choose percussion... Discuss.