If we get a later draw, our MD has always told players not to listen to other bands playing a test piece before we play. I think the reasoning behind this is that we might be put off by a different interpretation, I'm not sure. I know bands who are happy to go and watch others in the section play their test piece as they believe it can't possibly influence their own performance. I suppose it is better than spending a bit of time in the bar. I'm in two minds about this and wondered what others think?