Something definitely needs doing, and i mentioned it in my first post above.Perhaps the elephant in the room: Is there an audience for brass band music?
I am reminded of Don Lusher phoning his agent (the legendary jazz agent Jack Higgins) to ask why he wasn't getting any gigs. Higgins asked if he had seent he poll in the Sunday Times showing that trombone was the least popular instrument in Britain.
I wonder if that is the issue - people don't go to see amateur groups as much as they do and when they do they only really go to ones connected to their own family.
Maybe we have to do something about audience development?
Were trialling new things with each concert.