Well in fairness a 'reed' is just a bit of cane - it's pretty 'low tech' already. There was one feller who made reeds out of lolly ice sticks - I can't imagine these were much use though. I thought the plumbing pipe trombones were fantastic, and the Big Horn (Tuba?) was also very impressive. And hats off to the band for working so hard to bring it all together. Excellent programme, I thought.