Last night our bandmaster was approached by a member of the band with what turns out to be a strange request (well for us anyway). He asked if she could raise with the committee the issue of band members applauding fellow artists when they complete their contribution to a concert. Our bandmaster was a tad perplexed and enquired what he meant? The reply was ''In my view i think its derogatory to our fellow artists as it appears we are trying to generate a reaction for them by encouraging our audience to applaude'' and we shouldn't be seen to be doing that. Well I must say I am totally perplexed here.................. Got me wondering what other strange requests have your band members put to their committees?