Maybe this should appear within the thread "there's no place like moan" as it is a little moan. Maybe you'll think I'm being pedantic - I apologise, but I get wound up sometimes. Yesterday at the Staveley Contest, which I totally enjoyed, I heard one of the classic brass band introduction errors. And decided I would start a campaign to educate conductors. The MD of one band, who played a very enjoyable programme, introduced one peice describing it as being from "one of the longest running West End musicals in its 25th year, by one of the greatest composers of musicals. The musical being Cats, the peice about a cat called Mr Jums." I cringed! How many times have I heard conductors announce Mr Jums as being by Andrew Lloyd Webber and/or being taken from Cats? Well, lots actually. It isn't. So here starts my campaign. If your band is playing Mr Jums, one of my fav peices, and your MD announces it as being from Cats, or by ALW, please take some time to correct Him/Her. Mr Jums is taken from a suite called 3 Brass Cats by Chris Hazell (hence his name appearing at the top of the page). The other Cats are Black Sam and Borage. An additional 4th Cat "Kraken" was added later. As far as I am aware the Brass Cats have no relation (other than both being feline) to Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, which is the basis for the musical. If I was Mr Hazell, I'd be a little offended that my compositions were not being credited to me. I also suggest you suggest he gets hold of the other Brass Cats, which are great peices for a small ensemble.