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Re: Rehearsal (at the contest venue)
On Fri, 25 Feb 2000, Ed Carroll wrote:
> Does hiring the hall cost money?.........Of course.
> Can all the bands afford to do it?.......Not likely.
> Is the hall, by time or distance available to all equally?........I doubt it.
> Is there such thing as a home court advantage?.......ask any coach.
> Sounds to me like something we Yanks call a "no-brainer"
> It gives more advantage to well off bands and puts the strugglers
> more on the out.
> If you write a rule, though, are you going to say that anyone who
> played a legitimate(?) concert at the venue ineligible to compete
> there....for how long?
How about if you normally rehearse at the venue? This might have been the
case with us and the Midlands areas, had they been booked into Warwick
Arts Centre, as there was some talk of. This idea seems to me unworkable.
> Ed Carroll
> Solo Tenor
> Las Vegas British Brass Band