This was something that occurred to me in the nearby thread about Dobcross regrading to the 3rd section. How about putting together a set of grading exams for competence to play in each section? The top section exam would be less than 50% musicianship I suggest. A "distinction" might require for example, lack of family commitments, confidence, thick skin and early life brass band exposure in large measure. I think there is a bit of fun here to try and define a syllabus for the different sections and what the allocation of marks would be for the different categories.