I've been listening to some realy old brass band music (well in comparison to my age) and as far as i can hear, the brass band movement in general has a far greater standard than it did even 10years ago.Intonation, dynamics, and general technique are definately better. Its just that I've heard people in the past say how bands are worse now because they don't play quiet enough. Well did these people go to the area and hear transfig. IX?!Also I have heard it said that "young players nowadays can't make people cry like they used to". I challenge anyone to go to the nybb concert next saturday and not be moved by atleast one of the esteemed principals! Basically I'm bored and talking shit, but what do u think, are people clinging onto beliefs to make themselves feel better or have we regressed?