having been band manager for a fair while at my band, i now find that i am not happy with the job. Having covered other committee members ***** on various issues i find that i have actually been failing in my own duties. After deep thought about different issues and having heated discussions with fellow committee members, i have come to the conclusion that we need a professional band manager. I feel that it is the worst job of any committee and requires large amounts of time (both day and evenings) so a person doing this job would be worthy of payment, not that i am looking for cash as i'm sick of it. Do other bands have such paid positions ? I do recognise that some of the problems lie much deeper within our group but i think that a paid official would be more accountable to the committee.