The CISWO contest is also indirectly responible for causing me a lot of personal upset, as well as looking for another band to conduct.
Last Sunday one of our players insisted on playing as a guest for another band at the contest, even though we have had a job booked since the beginning of...
I must apologise, Ray - I honestly thought you came 5th.
Anyway, why can't we have the Durham League contest on the same date next year, even though Butlins is the week before? The Butlins contest will not attract a lot of North East bands, although I imagine your band will be going.
We'll just have to agree to disagree on that one. I like pre-draws as they can really help sort out out any timing problems - shiftworkers etc. The Durham League is much more forward-thinking in that respect.
Now, if only they would announce the adjudicators in advance of the contest.
Re: Durham Association Contest
No way! I won it last year with Cockerton so I just want to enjoy the day and let someone else win.
Totally agree with that. This contest has always had excellent adjudicators so the best band will win on the day.