I've just heard that there will be a pre-draw on Thursday to divide the contest up into group A, B, or C. So well done Phillip Biggs for listening to some of the concerns that some of us raised back in March on TMP about scrapping the pre-draw. It means we might get breakfast now! The B&B's we are staying in all do breakfast starting at 8am and they refused to start any earlier. Our conductor wanted a blow through of the piece on the day of the contest. So with us unsure about when we would be playing, we'd have to rehearse at 8am till 9am then prepare to dash into Cambridge City centre just in case we were drawn first.