Morning Folks, I've just had this on the email today and am posting it for everyone's benefit. . I went to the last one of these (2 years ago) and it's a must for any lower section conductor, I gained valuable insight into how Adjudicators prepare and think about the test piece's coming up at the regionals. I've already got it my diary and hope to see many conducting collegues there. . . . OPEN HOUSE AT REGIONAL TEST PIECE WORKSHOP Cleckheaton Sports Club, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, Yorkshire BD19 5AG. 12.30.pm. SUNDAY 3rd JANUARY 2010. The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators will be holding their Annual General Meeting during the morning of the above date at the Cleckheaton Sports Club. Following this meeting ABBA is joining forces with No2 Area of The National Association of Brass Band Conductors in promoting an Open Workshop covering the chosen works for Sections 4 -3 and 2 of the Regional Test Pieces for 2010. This workshop which will commence at 12.30.pm, will be open to any interested party to attend. Each piece will be introduced by a member of ABBA who will outline the various points of interest from an adjudicating aspect. The Skelmanthorpe Band, Conductor John Roberts has been engaged for this workshop. Ample opportunity will also be given to members of the NABBC and anyone present to contribute both practically and verbally during the exploration of each piece. It is proposed to allow 1hour 15mins. for each piece, with a break for light refreshments at some stage during the proceedings. This should result in a 4.30.pm finish. There will be no charge for admission. In promoting this workshop the two Associations are keen to encourage a large attendance. It will provide an excellent opportunity for Players, Conductors, Adjudicators and all who have an interest in Competitions to exchange views on the many varied aspects of Contest Promotion, Preparation and Adjudication. Mal Brownbill. PRO. ABBA. It's junction 26 M62, only 2 mins off the motorway. . . Worth the trip I promise you. . . .