You're a new fourth section band - never competed before - where would you go for your "first time"? To explain, we restarted our band a short few years ago, and built it up from just 11 players. At this stage we've won our share of local and national contests, but never competed before on the mainland UK. If I was to describe the band I would call it "middling 4th". Any suggestions on where to go, Associations we should join or who I need to sleep with? :shock: Wales would be very handy, but anywhere really, at any time of the year! If it's not too far from a Regional airport, it's possible! It'd be the band's first time out in the UK, and will be hammered beyond belief, so a friendly atmosphere with adjacent pubs for the drowning of sorrows would also be an advantage! :lol: Seriously though, I'd very much appreciate any help you can give, I'm little at a loss on this one!