I went to an excellent concert in Leatherhead this afternoon given by the Mole Valley Band and Regent Brass. What was so pleasing about it, besides the fine playing, was to see young and inexperienced players from the local band sharing the stage with the Championship winners from the Folkestone contest. What encouragement for them! That's what banding should be about. I was at last year's concert, which was good. This one was even better. So if any brassbanders out there in the Surrey area want a good Sunday afternoon out, about this time next year, I can recommend going to Leatherhead.