What a great day of competition yesterday! Huge congratulations to The Foden's Band on winning - they were awesome! :clap: Listened to all but 2 bands, and thought that it could have gone to one of several bands - being a new piece there were no preconceptions about how it should be played, so no-one could say what the adjudicators would be looking for aside of the obvious balance, intonation, tuning etc, etc. Allan, though, did manage to convery the shape and story of the piece :clap: Congratulations, too, to all the bands and conductors who had to tackle such a devilishly hard piece - contrary to Dezza saying there were a couple of bad (my words not his) performances, I don't think anyone embarrassed themselves, and should all be proud of their performances. So glad I didn't have to play it!