I've noticed on 4br that there is the suggestion of creating the equivalent of 20/20 cricket for brass banding to draw in more audiences...what do you all think this would/should look like? What do audiences really want to hear? Part of me worries that pandering to the audiences will lead to only arrangements and no new brass band pieces. My idea...I think that the West Lothian contest might be a good start for a model...only why not have more bands? Round 1-Start with 12 bands. The first round takes place on 4 concert dates. The 4 winners get through, and the next 5 highest results also get through. Round 2-There are 9 bands over 3 concert dates. The 3 winners get through, and the next 2 highest results also get through. Semifinals-There are 6 bands over 2 concert dates. The 2 winners get through, and the next highest result also get through. Final-Top three bands (including the two winners) compete. Over the course of the contest prizes are given for best march, solo, section piece, percussion section, new brass band composition, etc... (Round prizes are given out as well as a prize for the entire contest) If this took place over 10-weeks from late April-June it could be great for lower section (non-spring festival bands within close proximity) Just my 2p on 20/20 brass banding...others' thoughts?