I have been away from brass banding since i left the salvation army a few years ago. That said i was never involved in contests so joining the Westoe Band this week should be a completely new experience for me. Especially as i'm playing Eb Bass, and i've previously been a percussionist! Anyhoo have kept my lip in from time to time, usually christmas caroling, so i should get the hang of it soon. But i also thought i'm on a forum for nearly everything else i do, so there should be a forum for brass banding, and guess what here it is! So a big HELLO from me to all the other members!