Which professional player (that hasn't regularly played or competed with a brass band) would you like to see in your band? There are many players I would put together (in a similar way Steven Mead has done with Battle Creek) to form a dream team. I'll start with my choice for principal cornet... the Russian virtuoso Sergie Nakariakov. His lyrical style and control of his instrument(s) never ceases to amaze me. He did a session for a CD recently with Fodens, but that hardly scratches the surface of his ability.