Ok i know some of these ideas have been touched on in a number of other threads so thought i would make a single thread for it. Is anyone else starting to think Brass Banding is becoming far too bureaucratic and complicated??? We now have 2 European Championships :-? (debate shall rage as to the 'legitimate' one, seems to be the EBBA that most are favouring.) The Besson one is now to run at the same time as the EBBA but in Harrogate. Who's gonna be the 'official' champion?? We have an All England international masters doo dah thingy! And the new English association is announcing the England Masters to start in 2006 Plus we now have two British Band Associations. AArgghhhhhhhh. Why has all this occurred so suddenly? Is there a potential disaster waiting to happen with all these shake ups?? I'm starting to lose track of it all. Anyone else? :-?