When an orchestral piece gets arranged for brass band, should the band aim to replicate the sounds of the instruments of an orchestra or should the band play it as a brass band piece? From what I recall bands that play pieces like a traditional brass band would seem to do better in brass band contests than those who get an orchestral conductor in to make the band play it more like an orchestra would. I'm predicting that people will say that it depends who's in the box. You'd expect a brass band veteran to prefer a brass bandy performance but someone from an orchestral background would maybe prefer a more orchestral sounding approach. Personally I think the orchestral approach has a strong case because if the conductor had written it for an orchestra with all the different sounds of the orchestral instruments in mind then the brass bands should look to try and fulfill the original styles and sounds of what the conductor has in mind.