What period of time do you think is an acceptable amount of time before a contest to leave a band? Personally I would have big problems leaving a band between Christmas and the areas, and for smaller contests I would be uncomfortable if I didn't give at least a month's notice. I know other people feel differently. Is there a relationship between what section you are in and how long before a contest you tell your band your leaving. In other words, are people who want to play in higher sections more likely to drop their old band in it.