Few women feature as composers of music for brass bands, It is a sad reflection of the male dominated band world that the relatively few works that do exist rarely seem to get performed in concerts. The contribution of women to the brass band movement cannot be understated, in the early days supporting their husbands and families, and more recently taking up instruments and playing critical roles in running banding organisations. The Harrogate Band in leading a campaign to promote the music of female composers and arrangers, and is featuring at least one such piece of music in all of its performances. More details of the campaign, together with its links to the PRS Women Make Music initiative, can be found at www.harrogateband.org/wmm.htm A list of women who have composed and arranged for brass band is also given there, together with their music. Any additions to this list would be very welcome - as you will see it is very small at present! We would love to hear from any female composers/arrangers, and would welcome any other bands to join us in supporting us this endeavour. Contact details on our website.