Alan, having spent a while playing in the Midlands fairly recently can you explain why there is such a gulf between the very best bands here and the very best bands up north. Is it purely to do with the more tradtional big names with more pulling power being located in Yorkshire or because of the geographical locations of leading brass band colleges ie.RNCM / Hudds / Salford? I notice it is also the same further down the sections too and isnt restricted to a gulf at the summit of the top section. Is it just the Yorkshire air? Is there any hope for this situation ever changing?