I keep reading about the digust in the banding that other artforms such as opera receive substantially more movement than we do. I can't help but feel that alot of bands would just be self-serving if they did get the money though, rather than trying to promote bands to the general public and what we offer further. Would they: Buy in a 'name' conductor for a contest? Finally get that principal cornet who wanted 'expenses' before joining? Buy a load of new instruments? OR would there be a little more imagination? Your band has been given 20,000 pounds.... what would you do with it to make a difference? This thread could spur some ideas for bands with a bit of money sloshing around...so get your thinking caps on.