Something that's been on my mind since Whit Friday is the apparent monochrome racial make-up of brass bands. During the Whit contests, one bumps into a heck of a lot of different bands on the road and it is striking how few minority ethnic members there are in general. If it was possible to argue that brass bands come from areas with low BME populations, well, that'd be one thing; but the fact is that brass bands, particularly in Lancashire and Yorkshire, come from areas with quite high BME populations, so, why do you think this is not reflected in the bands? Perhaps my perception is off, and maybe I just happened to bump into a lot of all-white bands on Whit Friday, but has anyone else noticed this? And if so, why is it that bands don't attract BME players?