Having enjoyed my first experience of the Brass In Concert event a number of questions have come to mind. Many, if not all bands were criticised for the programmes of music and the type of entertainment provided. My initial questions are:- a) Does the changing of venue from Spennymoor Leisure Centre to the purpose built Sage Centre mean that those attending think of the concepts of music and entertainment differently? For example in a leisure centre would a bumble bee type of entertainment be acceptable but not in the Sage. Whilst the music played at a leisure centre may be perceived differently at the Sage? b) Playing in an entertainment contest for the first time in a long long time I thought it was interesting that the approach of the players in question was more for a concert yet the event was clearly a contest. So does the Brass In Concert contest best approached as a contest or concert? And is there a significant difference between the two processes in your band?