Hi everyone, I'd very much welcome your thoughts on the following... Every year percussion requirements in testpieces change and every year many bands struggle trying to get enough percussion players. One year its an old piece with barely enough for 1 kit player, next its a new work requiring kit plus several tuned percussionists. I currently know of several bands who are currently looking for percussionists to complete a team, or in some cases to be able to go to the Areas at all. With this in mind I propose that players should be allowed to register and play for 2 bands - one on a brass instrument, the other on percussion. I can't honestly see anything unfair or detremental in this as there seem to be very few transferable skills apart from reading note values. It might, however, free up some tallented players, make recruitment easier and allow those who so desire to learn a new skill within banding without having to give up their brass playing. Please note this is NOT meant to underestimate the difficulties of playing percussion, or imply that anyone can 'just go hit things'. Quite the reverse - as a sop player I watch the percussion section in awe and wonder, but I genuinely can't see why you can't do two such different things in two different bands. What do you think?