I am new to tmp & want to post a new topic. I am in Nelson Brass Band & we have the best social life that I have experienced. I would say that I am with the band as much for the social life as for the playing even though the band is topps and we have a mega time in rehearsals and contests & concerts etc. The whole band get together at the pub after rehearsals and you struggle to get a seat as so many go. Is your band like this? Personally I think this is the foundation of a good team as if you cant enjoy yourselves together then you haven't a chance of making good music? Tell me your thoughts?