I have recently left a band because they decided to bring in a pro. conductor for the Scottish and sacked the MD. We were going through a patch when the results weren't going our way and so the decision was taken. Sacking the MD caused upset among some players and about 7 or 8 of us left (including 3/4 of the bass section). The band in question managed to put together a band for the Scottish but unfortunately came last in their section and was relegated. I was wondering what other tmpers thoughts were regarding pro. conductors and to whether or not it's better to have consistency with one conductor or not?