As to getting more youngsters from ethnic backgrounds into banding. The schools are your key. Anyone who knows the Smithills School Band will know that they have relatively large numbers of ethnic players, but they are still young. Barriers for these children to banding - very obvious - the music of their various cultures is quite different form the tonic-dominant harmony of the West. Even now, for most of these youngsters, their home life is saturated with non-western music (no cowboys and Indians! - before Butler says it!) Even the 'pop' music is based around Bollywood and Bhangra. I have no idea how we can incorporate this music into bands. A the moment, there is no "Beatles-style" pop/rock band that is attempting to bridge the gap with experimental mixing of cultures - to the best of my knowledge, so there's no foothold there. I have no idea how appealing Indian ragas would be to 'traditional' western ears either - especially on brass instruments. It is a quandry. I have no answers.