JANUARYMAN said:Throughout this thread and also on 4barsrest, I have noticed several messages regarding the number of Championship bands in Yorkshire. I dont think it is a simple a having an "ideal" number of bands. Yorkshire currently has 6 bands in the top 15 of the World Rankings:
Yorkshire – 6
North West – 3
Scotland – 3
Wales – 2
North of England – 1
London & Southern Counties – 0
Midlands – 0
West of England – 0
Should the Yorkshire Championship section be reduced to 9 by relegating 5 bands, surely this would be crazy? If anything the Yorkshire championship section is small in relation to the national standard of band at the contest. Without the reletively high number of Yorkshire Championship section bands, we would be in a situation where some of the very best bands in the movement would have an even greater risk of relegation to 1st section status, whilst at the same time competing in national 'Major' contests, not to mention how it would effect said bands financially through loss of invitations to play in the various Championship Brass concert series?
What does anybody else think?
Dave (Keep the Yorkshire Championship big campaign!)
A bit too much research gone into that one David! You actually went on '4bars' and retrieved all this rankings rubbish (no doubt when you were being paid vast amounts of money to actually work).
No, sorry mate. This is bordering on pure BOC and i'm not happy about it. Can feel a reeming coming on at the band dinner. Nick has been informed.
Secretary to Mr. Hakan Horanberger