We were very fortunate to have Gavin Pritchard (son of our conductor Gareth) playing for us in Pontins, and a very fine performance he played. Were in a rather unfortunate position where we only have 1 regular percussionist. Some bands in S.Wales seem to plenty of top percussionists just standing around just to play a cymbal in bar 132 and a triangle in bar 234 for example. Any percussionist out there want to come and play some good percussion parts week in week out let me know! From the bands that I am familiar with inculding ourselves borrow out of necessity. We borrowed 2 percussionists and a Bass trombone out of necessity otherwise we wouldn't be able to go. Bringing in a "named" player or two might help the section or probably give the band a boost, but do you believe it can change a bands performance that much?