I just read this post on the English Nationals 2011 thread, and thought id extract it for further discussion... Interesting that I cant find any posts on the fact that next years Masters piece has been announced as "Comedy Overture" (John Ireland).... a piece last used at the 1st Section Areas in 2005!!!! Hardly cutting edge is it?! How do the organisers expect to attract the best bands when they a) choose pieces like this, b) charge exorbitant ticket prices (even to playing bandsman), c) use a venue in the middle of no-where ?? I sincerely hope I'm proved wrong... but surely this is another nail in the coffin of this once popular and prestigious event? Discuss!