So Croydon band are alive and well - GREAT! So who started the rumour that they had folded? We had the same said about us at Torbay at this years areas. Sure the band has had some difficulties but we have completed a busy concert programme and continue to do so. Contests have proved difficult but we made the areas, and will be looking to enter more this year starting at Weston. Dare I suggest that perhaps there are those who would tell these stories to try and 'persuade' players to join their band rather than bother with others? Perhaps it is just the wheels of gossip that goes around band circles with no one bothering to ask for the truth? Whatever, the good news is that both Croydon and Torbay are alive and well and if you want to know how we are getting on then we at Torbay welcome any brass players as do Croydon - just come and find out for yourself please don't listen to unfounded rumours!