It has been suggested to me, that the way adjudicating is funded in band contesting, it is very diffucult to attract new top class musicians to Adjudicate our contests, that may not have done it already in the past, or indeed, do it very regularly. Would anyone else like to see some top class musicians, be it former band players, orchestral brass players, orchestral conductors or even a concert pianist, that would have no interest in satisfyinhg the banding public, judge some more of our contests?? I think it would be great to have for example Sir Colin Davies Judge the Open. I would not imagine he would care a jot for the clapometer, He is above it, and i think that would be aswome for our movement. Sinically, (and typical of myself im afraid), and i refer to noone in particular, i am suspicious that there are adjudicators in the Uk today that may want the next adjudicating engagement more than is perhaps healthy, making it very diffucult for them to risk giving an unpopular result, and so remain completely imparcial to popular opinion or expectation for cirtain bands to be "in the frame". However these are the guys willing to do the job that i think none of us would envy, and we must salute them, but shouldnt we be able to attract whomever we may choose to Judge the finest band competitions in the world?