Time for this topic to appear! Most bands are now in full swing regarding outdoor concerts and events such as gala days and pre-booked Summer concerts. How are the public responding to the sound of brass bands in the air? Are they coming to the park greens or bandstands in droves such was the case in years gone by or is it now a fleeting glance then off to something else? Are open-air discos taking over the traditional concerts in your area or is tradition being respected and maintained by the local authorities and townsfolk?