When we hear of bands having to use deps or withdraw from contests because of unavailable players, is it possible that a new rule can be drawn up for bands to temporarily merge to form a band that could contest and satisfy players who want to do that? This way, bands could keep their identities for concert and promotional work but enjoy the atmosphere of competing as well. How much of a range between sections could merge and what section would this 'band' be allowed to compete in? I would assume that area qualifiers and major competitions would naturally be excluded but maybe could encourage better attendance for local events. What's your thoughts on this?