Hi, this is my first post so a big hello to everyone out there! I wonder if anyone else has experienced what I call "Dynamics Creep" within bands? This is a phenomenon whereby players will tend to play at the level of the loudest player regardless of what dynamics are actually written on the music. It sometimes only takes one player to start this off and I often wonder what causes others to follow. If other players stood their ground and continued to play at the correct dynamic I'm sure that either the culprit would soon realise or the MD would take corrective action - but I have rarely seen this happen. Even experienced players seem to follow and I was wondering what other players thought about this. Maybe you think it is more important to play up in order to balance the sound?