Hats off to the NABBC for again organising Area Test Piece Workshops. I think area test piece workshops are a great idea but why dont the organisers ask the adjudicators that are judging in that area to direct the workshop rehearsing a band on the piece they are going to be judging. Surely it makes sense? If i was a conductor I'd welcome the chance to hear what they were looking for on contest day. However saying that, when was the last time many of our adjudicators conducted a band or played in one for that matter but thats another story? Or am I wrong?