kirmat said:As I have mentioned before I would like the opportunity(as you have) to be a Champion Band of my country (England), at the moment I first become a West of England Champion and then jump straight to be being British Champion (I wish!).
We will have the British Open to decide the "Best of British" if you need it.
Think the only reason we have 'Scottish' and 'Welsh' Championships is due to the geographic size of each region.
For example in Scotland, if you were to split it up, even into two areas (West and East) your top section would have 2 or so in West and 8 in East. Now thats suits me being in the west....so do the top two from East and West qualify for the Nationals or do they have to go head to head for the place?
Or how about this for an off the wall idea, have all 10 bands compete on same day!!!
The number of bands (all sections) in our banding area don't justify Scotland and Wales having a Nationals all on their own.
Defo think that all the moaning/complaining about the changes to All England Masters is etc is down to fact that there isnt a contest purely for English bands.
You realise that all you have to do to become 'English champion' is to amalgamate all 6 contesting regions in England!! No probs eh!!