For brass banders and many others, the Whit Friday marches are rightfully often described as the greatest show on earth. In recent years the day has become more and more marred by drunken youths. It is as though their perception that they are excluded from the events contributes to their behaviour. How about at each venue there is a 'try it out' area where brass bands give the public - and more importantly the young people - a chance to have a blow and a chat about what brass bands are all about. I believe many young people see brass bands as being something they could never be a part of because they believe themselves to be non-musical or can't read, let alone read music. But that is exactly why brass bands flourished a hundred or more years ago. It was music accessible to everybody, particularly the working classes. At present Whit Friday Marches are in danger of becoming a victim of their own success. How about seeing the Whit Friday marches as an opportunity to recruiting and providing those without, a bit of purpose in their lives.