More often than not, feedback come results time from adjudicators on stage at most contests is "bands suffered" in the quieter stuff, and "bands picked pieces beyond them". In terms of the quieter playing, is there anything can be done or new band training techniques developed to improve this? For years mainly it has been playing hymns at ppp, but what else is possible? In terms of piece choice whats the best approach? Is it better to pick Philip Wilbys Revelation knowing band will never play it but get by, or play an Essence of Time and play it well with comfort?(not saying EOT is easy either, just trying to use comparisons) Don't think there is an exact answer, but therer are many top players, MD's,band trainers, tutors etc (even adjudicators) on this forum and interested to hear their views.