Go to any brass band concert and you will hear 'x' number of arrangements and a few old original compositions. Is this because nobody writes original music for band any more, or is this because bands are too scared to play it?! Your average audience knows pretty much every piece a band will play. Why not give them something new. I'm a bit of a composer, and i'm worried that writing original music fro brass band is purely a test piece exercise! :evil: Not everything original has to be difficult, or excessively long. Please, composers, write new music. Dont just keep arranging, i'm sure the audience will soon learn to love hearing new pieces again. Its funny, in Beethoven's day, an audience would be horrified if they'd heard the music before. Now they won't go to see anything new!