Let me simplify this for you all, lol. My previous post was pretty much a bunch of rambling. But for my last highschool concert I'm arranging a song. I formed a brass sextet to perform that song for my last school concert, because we're allowed as long as we perform for our band director before so he can give us the okay. I love brass ensembles. It's a brass sextet cause I have a third trumpet. So I decided in college, as soon as I get there I'm gonna look for recruits to form my own brass ensemble, and ill arrange various songs for it. It will be a brass sextet, with accompanists when we need em. We'll give performances with themes in a gig like one with just war songs, or disney songs, or video game songs, or animation songs, or specific soundtrack songs, and of course classical music songs. Thing is, can I get arrested or sued for arranging other composers songs for a brass ensemble? It's just for fun, and I cant afford to pay large amounts of money for copyrights. Seriously, if it's more than $10 a song, I can't do it. Can I have a brass band and arrange music for free, or must I have to pay? I ALSO DONT INTEND TO CREATE A PROFIT FROM ARRANGING AND PERFORMING IN COLLEGE.