Do conductors take bands purely for the money or would they still continue if the pot was empty. I feel that bands have gone away from the traditional "out of pocket " expenses to full blown fees. I'm sure the Inland Revenue and Benifit's Agency would take a very dim view of some of the large CASH payments that some M.D.'s recieve. Obviously the "big boys" need to have Professional M.D.'s to try to maintain there advantage, but i feel the lower sections are having to pay more and more for non-pro conductors. Is this a general thing or is my band the "unlucky" one ?