Yes, that old chestnut again! Trawling through the new BBC Fame Academy Bursary site, I came across the application for 11-15 year olds to apply for help towards purchasing a new instrument. On page 2 of the application, isn't it nice to see brass instruments and brass playing listed so prominently in their instrument & musical style listings? http://www.bbc.co.uk/fameacademybursary/instrument.shtml I would have expected 'Brass' or 'Brass Bands' to be featured in there somewhere, wouldn't you? Or are we that low down their list of 'cool' that they just didn't bother? Don't get me wrong, I realise that the opportunity is still there for our youngsters to apply (for this worthwhile bursary) - but it just got to me slightly that once again, brass playing seems to be classed as 'other' again!