There are some very good band trainers and conductors around the country and for the Area's in particular these guys are in demand. However, I wonder whether some bands can gain an advantage because of this. Looking particularly at the Championship section for Yorkshire last weekend and the Scottish Championship section this weekend. David Read was and is adjudicator at both. His adjudication notes, what he was looking for, tempos etc will have been read by Ray Farr and Russell Gray (Pennine and Carlton). Newtongrange (Ray Farr) and Whitburn(Russell Gray) can temper their weeks preparations for the Scottish Area towards these notes. Gareth Ritter in Wales is very much in demand but I wonder whether conducting two bands in the third section (Goodwick and City of Cardiff) may be a conflict of interests. Just a few thoughts for discussion!