A bit of light hearted banter as I'm bored again :wink: Not to be taken seriously. I heard a live recording recently and heard the most amazing split note. To avoid hurting peoples feelings in talking about other peoples splits, I thought I would share my greatest split with you. The grand shield a few years ago I was playing principal with Wallace Arnold Rothwell and the test piece was Festival Music by Eric Ball. Anyway, band were great and it got to the last few bars and I was covering the sop part that had a trill on a G to an A above the stave which then finishes on a top C. Well, the trill was great and I then got complacent and missed the C completely and hit a Bb instead. The noise that reverberated around the Victoria Hall in Bolton was something to behold. You could hear the ouches from the audience and then last note was a bit of a damp quib after that! Needless to say the band won anyway. But I certainly looked for a cave to crawl into. What have been your best splits on the contest stage? This is just for fun by the way.