Reading a nunber of threads recently just wondered what proportion of bands had their own band room - i.e. property is yours and you maintain it's upkeep. Or do you get free facilities or pay donation/rent? We have the use of our local Church Hall twice a week with provision for storage of music, stands, percussion etc. We've been there 10 years and pay an annual "donation" to cover costs; if we were charged rent, the building would be re-classified and subject to business rates. We also helped with the cost of providing additional storage space for our gear.