Just wondered if anyone had any thoughts why two seperate contests, with seperate music panels and adjudicators, decided on using the same test piece? For us first section bands it means can use the piece we've spent ages practising twice, thus saving time to practice the regional piece, but is also means we have to work on and play the same set piece at two contests. Music for the Common Man is a very varied and interesting piece to play, but can it really be that popular amongst the people who chose testpieces? Is it a case of hoping that the bands who have already entered Pontins, will also enter Butlins, maybe bands that normally wouldn't enter? If so, good tactic, but why haven't they done it with the other sections too?