We have just seen the Butlins Contest go by for 2006. It was good to see a percussion player used as an Adjudicator.(Simone Rebello) Do you think that we should see more experienced percussion players adjudicating, at brass band contests from leading Championship Section Bands. This would be a big help to the adjudication comments for percussion having a experinced percussion player used. And am sure you would see different results as well as we so often here a band play well but the percussion at times is not well played but the band still makes the prize list. Surely the percussion is part of the performance and not something to make the numbers up with. All contests at a high level i.e:Regional Contests, National Championships British Open and other major contests such as Butlins, in all sections as well I am sure you would see better constructive comments from these people who understand how the percussion part needs to be played, as well as comments on the general band playing. I am a Baritone player,but was amazed at some of the poor standard of percussion work in a particular section i heard, with 1 band that was in the prizes.