As this year comes to a close i wonder what people will hope for in the new year. The band movement has many problems to solve but also many fine things to look foreward too. THe area contests the Grand shield the Masters to name a few. which bands will come to the fore and make there mark in2005. The lower sections too have plenty to look foreward too and im sure there are plenty readers with there own thoughts and hopes for the year to come. As usuall there will be many who for one reason or another have there hopes knocked back but i think it will be a exiting year for many in our fine movement. LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS.