On the subject of bands struggling to play difficult pieces on the march, I recall being on holiday many years ago and assisting the local band at the Open Air meeting. All well and good until the bandmaster, who probably should have stepped down several years earlier, decided to play Norman Bearcroft's Temple 85 to march back to hall. For the benefit of those who aren't familiar with the piece, it is typical Bearcroft in featuring a very high euphonium part, and fairly exposed solo horn and cornet writing. To choose to play it that day, with a band of about 15 players, with me on solo horn (the only horn) was really asking for trouble, and I hate to think what any passers-by must have thought.rutty said:... I'd love to see someone marching to Mephistopheles - go on, give it a go!