I personally find the repertoire of the orchestra more appealing. The overtures of Wagner to the glorious passions of Mahler to the predictable Beethoven 3 to the imagery of La Mer. Repertoire really does it for me. Other than that, I really love the sound of an orchestra over the band. But I think that opinion results from lack of great repertoire for band. I would drive hours to go hear Winds of Nagual live by a professional group. I would drive half an hour to go hear La Fiesta Mexicana live. There are other classics such as 1st / 2nd Suite by Holst that deserve the audience. However, I just don't find much of the band repertoire, even the greatly accepted level 4/5/6s that appealing. Yes, I love playing them and listening to them but the orchestra repertoire just has hundreds of years on the band repertoire. Anyway, the sound of an orchestra is perfect for me just like David Harrington finds the sound of a string quartet instrumentation to be the most perfect sound on earth.