As I am wit a fourth section band which has been built in five years from a handful of players to a band which is now nearly full and ready to start contesting. I'm a great believer in building a band without sacking any player. It is those players who have helped the band to get to where it is. They have turned up for rehearsals when there are only six players there. they have done jobs for very little money when they sound pretty grim and now when everything is starting to look rosy some PRATT wants to replace them for a better player. NOT WHILE I'M AROUND. Come on people where is your loyalty. with these attitudes it's no wonder that players will leave one band to go to another "better" band at the drop of a hat. IMHO a player should only be sacked for misconduct or other similar reasons not just because a "better " player has been found.