The IBEW (Internet Bandsman's Everything Within) is an online information resource for brass bands and other brass related groups, instrumentalists, organisations and suppliers. It includes comprehensive listings of websites and resources for brass players, various services, e.g. events diary, together with a large archive of information and images on historical matters relating to brass bands. This forum is intended to enable discussion related to the IBEW website, its content, and particularly offering a space to record and relate information about the bands and bandsmen of the past. Other fora provide discussions about the world of brass bands and brass music very well (e.g. themouthpiece.com - which the IBEW Forum is proud to be part of) but there has been little provision for research and historical matters for brass bands.