I am not very 'well up' on this sort of thing but is there any way you could include a chatroom on here?
Perhaps you don't want one, which is ok, it was just an idea.
There is one on the MSN Brass Band Forum but it isn't used very much now. I think it could be very successful on this site.
just logged on and there are 86 new posts since I last visited!!! Its only just over 24hrs since I was last on here!!!