Hi @Jonesy, I play sax in two Big Bands. This one rehearses in the main hall (auditorium) of a primary school, which has great acoustics but its 'social amenities' are limited to a cup of tea or instant coffee during the 15 min. break. Members turn up 10-15 mins beforehand, rehearse and leave 10-15 mins afterwards. My other Big Band rehearses in the back room of a pub which is much smaller, has lousy acoustics, but facilitates a much more lively social life. Many members come early to have a coffee and a chat together. Many have a beer or a glass of wine in the bar during the break and hang around together longer in the bar afterwards.