In the last few months I have been making a very gradual effort to try and get back into singing in my spare time when I am not banding – not an easy task. The last time I did this was at secondary school. I have been interested for a while in Gareth Malone’s teachings to society that singing is acceptable for anyone. I also have enjoyed watching The Choir on BBC2 I admit. We know as brass players the advantages of singing. Most of us will have learned this art at primary school. I now sing tenor in the local village choir. I know there are brass players out there who sing. The famous and biggest one I know has two be my brass band musical director Andrew Dunn. The solo horn player in my band also sings. Players at Black Dyke Band obviously sing and the list goes on. Not to mention smoker brass singers! :sup It’s not just a question of how many do this on an active basis, but how many feel free to admit this either if they sing in private or in public..… So how many of you brass or indeed percussion players sing?