This all sounds like it has the same inherent fools arguing with idiots comedy potential as the welsh area 2011 thread. You are all being very petty and it will in all likelihood destroy your band. I hope this will make you happy as you sit at home safe in the knowledge that you are "right". On a more cheerful note, the solicitor involved will no doubt be laughing all the way to the bank. It sounds like all involved would benefit from having their heads banged together although they may find the ensuing hollow knocking sound a trifle disconcerting. I particularly like the whole turning away disabled player and carer thing - perhaps saying they were stealing sweets from babies or robbing old ladies would elicit a more emotive response?I have tried to discuss this with the committee of the band. I have been stonewalled and advised to put any comments in writing to a solicitor. I left my previous band to join this one and felt that I was joining what you describe, a friendly progressive band with a bright future ahead, I even brought along my partner and 2 other players such was my conviction that this band would be great for us to be with. Sadly however the committee have chosen to exclude a player who is undergoing treatment with combat stress for PTSD, stating that he had chosen to resign and yes he did say he would leave after a meeting following an altercation with the chairman. However this player then stated to others that he would stay and play as he had calmed down and realised there was no need for him to leave. Not once did a committee member say to him well you've resigned so when are you leaving. Not once did the committee ask him to stay and play for the areas and then leave. His card is still held at the BBBR as a registered player..Not only have the committee now chosen to hire heavies and exclude a member from band practice last night stating he is not a 'full' member but merely a contesting member, they then despite being asked refused to allow a new player who had attended twice previously with the intention of joining entry into the building as she was not a 'member'! Isn't that enough for now?? Since when have bands needed to stop potential new players/general public from entering a bandroom? I could understand them not allowing the player they had the altercation with in, however there was never any intention of him attending, he had been advised to stay away as it was not worth the hassle.