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    Is this cheating . . . Band's thoughts?

    If this practice is allowed why do bands bother registering at all, some championship section bands could choose to not register and just win low level contests, which would completely defeat the object of banding as we know it.
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    Is this cheating . . . Band's thoughts?

    According to YHBBA one of the bands, although unregistred, is adjudicated at a 3rd section level. This is the result of an upheld claim by many bands who competed against them at Hardraw contest. The band in question chooses to not offically contest but it has been considered necessary to give...
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    Is this cheating . . . Band's thoughts?

    So none of you think there is a problem with playing actively higher section players in lower unregistered bands??? If this is true why bother with the grading system at all? Where band members are shared between bands they must have a natural first band and second whereby when both bands have...
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    Is this cheating . . . Band's thoughts?

    Would you be allowed to play higher section players in an area contest??
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    Is this cheating . . . Band's thoughts?

    I understand that, but Otley even though being unregistered have been adjudicated at a third section level at Hardraw and other contests, so to all intense and purposes these are third section players being used by an unregistered band ?? Yorkshire and Humberside took the decision a few years...
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    Is this cheating . . . Band's thoughts?

    I competed with a band last year at Ripon contest and we contacted the contest organisers to lodge a complaint about another competing band. The band in question are "unregistered" but have players from another local band, Otley Brass band (which in contests is adjudicated as 3rd section...
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    Ripon Contest

    Do any bands on here compete at Ripon Contest . .if so what are your thoughts?
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