We are considering setting up a training band and we have already posted a thread seeking interested persons to take on this new and exciting enterprise. We have sufficient instruments spare or already with leaners and we have come up with the following draft of tasks which we think will be needed to get this running. Killamarsh Training Band Get list of available instruments drawn up Find out what instruments are currently issued to learners Arrange for all instruments to be inspected and service/repaired to bring up to an acceptable standard Check all include mouthpiece Record state of instruments for any potential damage claims Set up some rules on what can and cannot be done with the instruments e.g. cleaning etc to minimise any potential damage. Locate conductor/trainer Contact all local schools to assess interest Consider Child Protection Policy needs e.g. Criminal Record Checks Set up formal constitution, committee, bank account etc Seek grant funding Publicise set-up in local papers Arrange rehearsal day/s and times Purchase training band music Get main band players to help out to start with Get interested parents involved in running band and fund raising Agree fee for membership Plan performances of training band in main band concerts etc If you have already set up a training band it would be great to hear of any potential pitfalls or actions that we need to do and haven't considered in the above list.