I found it hard to believe it was Grimethorpe Band broadcast on LTTB last evening from Brass in Concert. Questionable tuning, blend and balance, not to mention shrill cornets, it could have been a lower section band. I expect far better from a band with such an illustrious reputation. The pieces played -- two by Brighouse -- were mostly retrogressive. With Frank Renton enthusing so much about it all then it's no wonder the brass band movement is taken none too seriously in some circles. Maybe it was entertaining in the concert hall with visual effects but on radio, where sound is everything, it was a disaster.