Just wondering if anyone out there has any advice for recruitment of young people to our training band. We currently have 7 members but would like a lot more. The Schools Music Service does not seem particularly supportive of brass, they seem to favour things like steel bands and african drumming. We offer free instrument loan and free tuition but don't seem to be getting anywhere even after being featured several time in the regional press. Has anyone used any novel, unusual (or just plain successful) methods of recruitment?