Right, this is another of those crazy ideas that pops into my head while I'm particuarly bored, but anyway, here goes... I was listening to the proms, and the PJBE CD with Pictures at an Exhibition and Carnival of the Animals on it and thought... How about a small competition for say 6 of the top bands, and all of these bands play one major work of their choice. By major works I mean things in the style of Pictures at an Exhibition, The Planets Suite, Carnival of the Animals, etc etc... Something with lots of movements, of length of about 30-60 minutes say... Obviously the ones I've named are all orchestral works which would have to be arranged for Brass Band, but I'm sure if the idea came into fruition a few of our talented composers would like the idea and challenge of composing a seminal work for band. Also, I personally think each band should submit which work they would like to play, and have a "First Come, First Served" basis, so that no 2 bands can play the same thing. Also, to make it less about winning and more about the music, the awards could be made less distinct, by possibly going with the "Music for Youth" format of an award for "Highly Commended" and "Outstanding" performances (Or whatever it is they give out). I think something like this would allow the movement to be taken more seriously, and allow for greater press coverage (no radio or TV station wants to broadcast 20 bands all playing the same thing...) Anyway, sorry for the lack of paragraphing, I'm literally vomiting from my mind... Any thoughts?