I’m very pleased to hear that. What I’m picking up from the conversation is negativity, or rather more negativity for what Brass can offer than is warranted. We do need to recognise our limitations, but also we need to celebrate the things that we do well and even the things that we only do adequately. Bands (Brass or Wind) offer, to my mind, different things than Orchestras; as I see it Bands offer many relatively short pieces of music in variety to their audiences whilst Orchestras concentrate on one long and large piece. Let’s enjoy the difference and concentrate on making what we offer to our audiences something that delights and inspires them. In some cases we won’t be able to offer an even remotely close sound to that of an Orchestra but can we capture something of the piece to entertain our audience with? I believe that usually we can, given a good arrangement.