Hi everyone, I'm just about to join my local band (I live in Cornwall). Looking forward to keeping up with all the news from around the UK and the world. I used to play in a drum corps and spent six months touring the US with a pretty good unit back in 1983. I haven't really played much since then but I am hoping to be able to start again over the coming months. Can I ask what is probably a very silly question - is there any rule to limit the number of players in a band? It seems that the best bands have around thirty or so plus percussionists. Is this because of a rule or is it because that number is around the optimum in terms of organisation etc?