I’ve been wondering what the commitment between Band and Player should be for a while and whether it should be equal or not. Some players will stick with the same band for decades yet others do a year or two and then move on for many reasons (like moving out of the area, clash of or too many commitments, ambition or leaving a sinking ship). Some bands are well run happy places but others less so and hard for a new player to settle in to, with changing membership and/or MD the character of a band may change too much for a member, and other bands may be/become hell bent on promotion or maintaining their high status. There are two sides to every point. As an example I’m inclined to think that parachuting in better players and levering out long term members, who might now hold the band back from promotion, is poor behaviour. IMHO it’s both more civilised and sustainable to move forward as one group of hard working players. Alternatively other band members might feel it unreasonable to delay their own progress up the sections with such sentimental nonsense. What behaviour does the forum think should be avoided and what is a reasonable bond and commitment between Band and Player to aim for?