Boxed in briefs
Just what do band and light music judges carry in those stereotypical briefcases, anyway? I mean, how much room do you need for a pen and a back-up?
Piobaireachd judges I can see needing one. A PS Collection and the Binneas books (and maybe Thomason’s Ceol Mor) require a carrying case. But for all other judges the briefcase can’t be anything more than a prop.
If band and solo light music judges insist, I think that they should go the whole-hog and sport wrap-around sunglasses and handcuff that briefcase to their wrist. Perhaps a supply of Semtex and a detonator button if a performance gets really bad.
I’m going to make it a point to find out what judges have in their briefcases. I’ll report back with the inside dirt about the stuff inside. In the meantime, if anyone has any insights, feel free to share.