We have advertised for prospective new conductors and are arranging auditions at rehearsals over the next few weeks. Do other bands have experience of this and can you give us some suggestions on a format? Should we leave it to the conductor to suggest music or should we have the same music at each rehearsal or perhaps have one piece that is new to the band and the conductor and use this at all the rehearsals as a control? Also what would a conductor expect from a prospective band? I like to see things very much black and white but in this context whose buying and who's selling? the band or the conductor?