You'll get no argument from me, Hank.
I love bands. I do have a mostly metal Guards band but would love to add to it.
I have a janissaries band from (mostly) Orion figures.
And a few more.
But what about a Pipe band? ACW bands?
It is a great topic for a series.
HTTY BTW went out of business I think....hope this isn't a bad omen.
this theme brings back memories, many years ago i
converted Airfix bandsmen into ACW musicians for both sides, basically head swops, Confederate band 1st Virginia, did a good job on drum major, still playing well, also made Scots Greys band for Crimea using Airfix bandsmen and US Cavalry
as for metal, Kennington did a few Napoleonic , i've got in my collection the Minifigs bandsmen, French guard,mounted bands and British
K & L/ Thomas Industries produced in true 20mm scale Acw bandsmen, slightly smaller than our plastic figs but ok
Alberken fore runner of Minifigs made very nice Frech Guard band, nice figs
cheers old john