"I am not musical - nor is my other half - but it seems our son is! We felt we weren't able to support him enough to encourage his ability to grow and for him to not quit through lack connection with other musicians. Then a very dear friend of mine said: 'When you grew up you played in two bands: the mining brass band and the local orchestra!' I said: 'But don't you have to be really good to join those? At this rate my son will never get there!' She simply replied: 'No a lot will take on keen players that need a lot of support.... they would become his MUSICAL FAMILY' and you know, she is absolutely right! He now has two families! He shows up smiling, sits and listens, plays what he knows, asks for help, is offered guidance and is so inspired and happy, that I think he will be with them for many years to come. For me? I feel so honoured to be able to listen to the beautiful music this group of people create each week, and to know my son is a part of it even if only - at this time - a tiny part."