All bands play hymns differently. I'm not sure there's a right and wrong way, but I'd be interested to know how you play them: 1) The four-bar phrase Whereby all the band breathes together at the end of every four-bar phrase (or whatever length the particular phrase is) 2) Staggered breathing Whereby the band breathes in such a way that the bars are filled out to the end, giving the written notes their full value, without leaving big gaps in the music. Some say that (1) is the correct way, as when you're singing a hymn, you would breathe in at the end of a phrase. I've always been taught to play to method (2), and personally feel that this is the best way, keeping the sound alive. Your opinion?