Before everyone starts posting the obvious reply to this - I've already read the copright fact sheet, I know that the photocopier is evil, that if I use it for any reason I'm stealing and all you lovely composers/ arrangers/ publishers out there will starve. I understand and I agree and I behave myself and don't do any illegal copying and then... I order our test piece for the areas (Tam O'Shanter's Ride). When it arrives I check all the parts are there, and there are only 3 solo cornet parts. I contact the publisher to see whether this is right, and discover that they ship 3 parts as standard. Now, as far as I'm aware, a standard brass band has 4 solo cornets. In fact, the piece requires 4 solo cornet players to achieve the split parts. So we're a part short of our areas test piece and it's illegal for us to make a copy so that all our front row players can take their music home and practise. This applies to all third section bands with a full complement of solo cornets. Is it unreasonable for me to find this slightly annoying, or should I just go off and work on my rotation system??