A question popped up in band the other day and I thought I would share it with you all. How can adjudicators compare a band that plays at nine oclock in the morning to a band that plays later on that afternoon. It must be extremly difficult. Do they take into account the time? do they think about how "fresh" players are? the early morning start? The amount of time a band on in the afternoon has hung around? Feel free to share opinions!