I was drafted onto the band committee this year (argh! I usually manage to avoid them) and have been tasked with finding out how other bands run their "Friends of" the band schemes. Please post here or send me a PM with your experiences of this so that my band can make an informed decision about setting one up. I would like to know (don't just stick to what I have here - it's just a starting point): How the payment is structured - do you have a monthly fee, an annual fee, how much is it, is it tiered with different levels of membership? What your band gives back to the "Friends" - concert tickets, newsletters, a prize draw? Any suggestions of what to do or what NOT to do? Thanks!