Controvertially - Why not scrap all official gradings and let all bands enter the section where they judge that a win is possible that would therefore enhance their reputation. Obviously a band would want to score in the highest section possible, so they wouldn't enter a high section above their abilities, which would show their inadequacies, and, of course, there is no point in a band of say, good 1st Section Standard entering a lower section, easily within their scope, as winning would only demean its true quality. The relegation issue would also be solved as no band would enter a section where their chances of success were impossible - or would they ???????