We were told in rehersal last week that the band had been invited to Prague in September. The committe decided we couldnt go as we have qualified for Harrogate. This is not a dig at the committe and their decision as I can see their reasoning. However, Is the brass band movement putting to much emphasis on competing? We will be playing for 20 minutes in Harrogate(maybe at 9am) but we could spend a weekend in Prague and play in a concert. I am sure that no other organisation would have chosen Harrogate. I would have gone for Prague every time. What do you think?