A recent poster referred to a band as being a "Community Brass Band". Many bands refer to themselves as being a "Community" brass band. Some incorporate the word "community" into the band's official name. A band local to me officially describes itself as being "The Only Community Brass Band in East Norfolk", despite the existence of other bands in the area. What do you think qualifies a brass band for the title of "Community" brass band and does it infer a different status from that of a non-community brass band (if they exist)? I do realise that there are bands the membership of which is restricted e.g. school bands, but I'm talking here about the "ordinary" bands that exist the length and breadth of the country. Is it simply that membership is open to all, only being based on (or even, regardless of) ability? Is it the number of local public concerts they perform? The number of fêtes at which they they play? The amount they raise for charity? Whether or not they enter contests? Are there some other criteria? Or is it a totally meaningless expression?