I would love to start a brass band here in Calgary. We dont have any brass bands (besides the SA band that I play in) I would want this brass band to be a british-style brass band. Where do I begin? Where do I go and look around for players to join? We'd probably be small to start off but eventually hopefully grow into a 32 piece size band (thats what I'm aiming for) and of course to be the top band in Alberta. My family isnt giving me any support with this idea, they shot it down as soon as I said it. I've been playing since I was 5yrs old (Im 21yrs old..too young to start a band?) I've taken lots of conducting courses (Right now Im the deputy bandmaster of a Junior band whose ages range from 6-14yrs old..also an instructor for the baritone section when it's sectional practice time.), have great leadership skills..am a people person so I do know what I'm doing. Brass banding is my life pretty much! What do you guys think? is my family right? or Could I really make this happen? (which I want it to!) I would love to hear your thoughts about this!