Something which came to mind recently was that brass banding still seems to have a bit of a stereotypical view from people who don't know anything about brass banding, basically that its really old music played by really old people. Us band people know that this is not the case at all, the music we play is now usually of a very mixed style and the age range of players is gettin wider every year The question is, how do we get this across to people who don't know about it, how do we give bands a more modern image? Should we have an alternative to the traditional blazers? Should there be more use of the multicoloured stands/instruments? Should music from what you would class as "modern era" be used? I don't know the answers, hence why I'm making this thread, tell me what you think, and tell me what ideas you think might work!