On Monday full of band enthusiasm after the Midlands 4th section, I reported my result to the lower sixth maths class I teach. Being a Euph player I was used to the blank expression when I said what instrument I played, but I started on my usual explanation of 'small tuba' (I know Geordie Colin, that Tuba is a family of instruments, so Euph is as equally a Tuba as a EEFlat or a BBFlat ) only for this to be met with equal ignorance. This would not be so alarming but for the fact that I teach in Yorkshire!! This set me thinking about the lack of knowledge that the general public has about banding. I speak from personal experience, as although I have played the Euph off and on for 11 years I was totally unaware of the banding community and contesting until a year ago. Has anybody any suggestions of how I can introduce brass banding to people (other than the Brassed Off soundtrack which my flatmates have banned from the house). Also, has anybody any knowledge of sites with decent pictures of instruments on as I have promised my class a photo of a Euphonium.