That's just picking your data.Just saw 2 facebook updates in the South East Brass Band group:
1)Had a great concert Sat night with xxxxx BB ,35 regular players , and a full hall
2)Do you know any players in the xxxxxxxx area who may be looking for a band? If so xxxxxxxxx are looking to fill vacancies in a number of areas including cornets, basses and percussion.
No prizes for guessing which one is the non-contesting band!
we're a contesting band and had our Christmas Concert last night, had to put extra chairs out for the audience, hall packed to the roof. Fastastic programme of music, also did a Bavarian night on Saturday, it was a scratch band of 'contesting' bandsmen (just because we were helping a mate for charity, local cadats). packed room again, using music arranged by one of our numbers. (trying to show that contesting bandsmen aren't androids just playing testpieces)
Like anything, you can mould data to show the picture you want.