Got to say that without all the information any comments may have to be qualified, but taking what has been said in good faith, surely any attempts to prevent members/non-members/carers/prospective members with the use of "doormen" seems excessive.
Were these members of the band or people that were paid to prevent access?
The band is a registered charity and to quote from their website "we are a friendly brass band" and "we welcome all players of brass instruments" also according to their aims as detailed on the Charity Commission site
- Children/Young People
- Elderly/Old People
- The General Public/Mankind"
Not much charity being displayed based on what has been said.
Francis, from your post you seem to know more about the specifics of this case than any of us yet, given that you seem to know which band's website to look at.
Care to elaborate what all this moralising and 'how dare they' from all these new accounts is about?