It really saddens and me to see the continuing debate surrounding the champion section piece. Mainly played out in the letters section of four bars rest. I don't think anyone who has played or heard the piece would doubt it ain't exactly Eric Ball when it comes to the quality of Arrangement, all though i would have to say its a lot better than i could manage and i dare say a few apparently prominent composers/arrangers could do. The fact surely remains that the best band should be able to be picked out from the pack at a contest if all competitors played the Little F and G March ( with percussion!!) The Judges of the secret court may not be everyone's cup of tea but neither is a lot of the stuff that's been on offer from some of our more contemporary composers, some of which i like, some of which i don't like but all of it i have had to practice and play. Surly its a little like a balanced diet a little bit of everything goes a long way. It also really gets my goat to see people in lower sections bemoaning the fact test pieces are too easy or somehow beneath them. Images Of The Millennium is modern and very hard, Carnival is older and very hard in a different way. Isn't it time certain people stopped trying to show the banding world how clever and well educated they are and just got on practising there parts or writing there scores. I heard a number of people complaining about Comedy a few years ago. What planet are they on? The whole debate to me is just pointless and Juvanile.