What harm would it really do if the BB movement was to allow all players to be registered with more than one band ? Looking at this website, and particularly knowing about bands in my area, many bands are finding it increasingly difficult to find players to fill vacancies. This means that bands are 'surviving' with, in some cases, as few as 10-12 players on a regular basis, borrowing 'semi-regular' players for concerts and then 'buying in a band' for contests. This can't really be helping the movement; more bands are 'going under' and things just appear to be struggling in certain areas of the country. I heard at the weekend that at least one major 'named' band are struggling to fill a vacancy due to a lack of players in their area and I also know that, in East Anglia, there are at least 4 bands with Baritone vacancies, 5 with Sop vacancies and the players just aren't there. Those that do have these players are always very protective (understandably) and these players are in great demand for concerts week-in week-out. So, what would be the problem with players being able to register with two (or possibly even three) bands ? Some players would happily be out 3, 4, 5 or more nights per week playing with bands; what harm would it do to allow this to happen not just for concerts but for contests as well. Obviously some rules and regulations would need to be put in place to ensure that 'bands don't just buy in 'big names' to try to win a contest as this would not necessarily be fair but, for the sake of the movement perhaps we need to 'modernise' the registration rules. As far as I am aware the BB movement is the only one that even uses the registration rules and in Orchestras, Concert Bands and all other areas of music, you play where you want to play with no restrictions. Also, conductors are allowed to conduct as many bands as they like, why aren't the players allowed the same courtesy ? I'm just interested to see everybody's views on this .