Britain was once a country awash with Brass Bands and other music groups but that is no longer the case. Now some towns no longer have a band, music is not seen as a sufficiently worthwhile subject in schools and choirs are reduced in numbers and strength of members. Music, it seems, has become something you listen to from some electronic form rather than something you produce - the result of many social changes. I wonder what forum members have done in their communities and their bands to buck the trend and to keep their music groups going. How have they breathed life into then, got members and the community engaged in their success and generally enlivened 'grass roots' music making groups?