Who can you think of from amongst the top bands over the years who rarely grabbed the headlines and the kudos but did (or do) a fantastic job. Two things made me think of this topic; the thread regarding the euphonium player going from YBS and just having listened again to BBS's recording of Pictures. Their sop player was David King (not, I believe, the YBS conductor, but another David King!). Now if we were going to talk about 'top sops', names that normally spring to mind are (in no particular order of merit) Kevin Crockford, Alan Wycherley, Peter Roberts, Brian Evans etc. and more recently, tMP's very own Alexandra Kerwin, but listening to David King on the Pictures recording and with Howard Snell Brass, he comes over as an absolutely fabulous sop player. In tune throught the range, sounds comfortable in the lower reaches of the register and in those days, a perfect foil for BBS's then principal, Martin Winter. I'm sure Mr King was widely respected, but never seems (to my ears) to get a mention when 'top sops' are named, and in my humble opinion, deserves to! Who can you think of as a great player who rarely gets the 'headlines'