As a conductor of a non-contesting band and a Youth band, I often find that music has been supplied with a short score. I find this quite frustrating as (especially the youth band) I really need to know what is written on an individual's part so I can correct their fingering/ reading etc. Obviously you will be able to tell that I prefer long scores, therefore I have to go through the laborious job of creating a long score from the individual parts. What is the feeling amongst you tmp people? Especially the MDs among you. Do you prefer long or short scores? What about those publishers too? Why do you choose to publish in short scores? Would you supply a long score for any piece if requested? If so how much?