Not a rude thread, just an observation on an increasing trend. I have noticed a recent increase in the number of players moving around the stands and announcing themselves a "cornet/sop/euph/bari/trom/bass.." etc, player. Obviously, they are entitled to do so but are they correct? Surely, these are players of these instruments in a technical definition, but not truly individual instrument players? I may be losing the plot here a little but surely true players of an individual instrument are specialists, able to perform beyond the basics of producing an acceptable sound/technical standard, to achieve a level that only a single focus can? I am a euphonium player, I have played euph for 45+ years and have achieved a standard that I can at least describe as competent. I have taken my examinations in this instrument to the highest levels and earned the respect of my peers. I have played this instrument at all levels in contesting, both banding and solo performances. So, I call myself a euphonium player. I have played other instruments, solo horn, solo baritone, Eb bass (in the British Open), but I am still a euph player! Jumping from one instrument to another within, or around, bands, does not qualify one to claim a specialism in that particular instrument. From experience, there can only ever be one brass instrument that you fully master and constantly moving around the stands, does neither a player, or a band, any long-term favours. Stick to what you are good at and show some respect for those who spend a life-time developing their skills and ability as instrument specialists.