There's been some interesting articles recently in the national press about how short changed brass bands are over opera. Google makes the point well with some searching. I'd hope we might get an improvement from the arts council soon. So I was wondering, how we as a movement should best spend an extra say £100k per year? No fees at regionals? Full time brass youth worker? Funding for elite bands? Funding for non contesting bands? Bigger prizes at the big contests? Where is the need the greatest?