Once again my band finds itself in the position of having no Resident Conductor. This has been the situation since October when our last one got a better offer and left. There was no animosity involved as the band really respected him and were pleased with the way he had taken the band forward in the short time he'd been with the band. But since then we have struggled to find a replacement. Some have come to try for the position, but the band felt that although the applicants we had had were very good, they didn't quite seem to gel or didn't seem to have the abilities to take the band into the Championship section. So the commitee and myself have been ringing up various conductors in Scotland to take us for rehearsals, concerts and contests. This is fine but we would like some continuity and its costing us an arm and a leg!!! We had a full band for the areas and a good result considering our situation. But I'm worried our band will go downhill if we don't get a conductor soon. But the problem is there seems to be a severe lack of conductors in Scotland! And we're not the only band in our section looking. Anyone got any suggestions?! I'm really starting to get fed up of every week ringing up all the conductors I know and asking them if they will take the band for a rehearsal and its affecting the bands moral. HELP!!!!!!!!!