I aim to seek the advice of the more experienced MD's around here. The he band I have taken on in may this year seems to really suffer from poor tuning. The band has around 12 kids in it who seem to have either not been taught the basics or just don't understand the techniques. I have got the band starting to really work on putting air into the instruments and trying to fill them which is really starting to work. And I'm now clamping down on lack of air in quiet passages. I also try tune the band regularly but some just don't listen to each other. I have also stressed to get instruments out cases at home and play hymn tunes. Does se anyone have some suggestions that I could try to get the band playing more in tune and get it sorted once and for all please.