I have been reading all of thos with a somewhat detached interest; not being a part of a contesting band. Your point about punishing the Innocent does seem relevant. I suspect that in court of Law this judgement against the entire band would be overturned on appeal due to the heresay elements and apparent minimal numbers involved.That being the case, one wonders why the organisers chose to ban Mr Ruston personally, but did not extend the same courtesy to the band - taking personal punitive action against those proven to be causing a disturbance rather than banning innocent and guilty players alike, potentially jeopardising the future of the band as an entity in the process, and not actually solving the problem as any players involved in the disturbance can avoid punitive measures simply by signing with another band.
One can only think they must have their reasons, though I'd be interested to read what those reasons were as there seems little logic in it to me.
Indeed in footballing circles (A kind of reasonable comparison), the Team is unlikely to get punished for Disrepute, when only a small number of individuals are involved; (and in Cricket the Pakistan team hasnt been barred from competition even after its members, including its captain, were found guilty of criminal game related infractions).
Having only seen mainly one side, its difficult to Judge, but on the stength of the evidence offerred this does appear to be 'Personal' against Wrexham as a band. and maybe the thoughts put forward by Bass Trumpet have some basis (If the band retain the services of the primary defendent then they must be Guilty by association - a very dubious case for conviction).
I must admit that if I was a member of the band I would be doing my utmost to get myself or fellow members of the band onto the Regional committee (which I believe is an elected body?) to try to redress this; or at least gain an insight into the deliberations.
The apparent disinclination by the Regional committee to formally issue its findings tends to re-emphasize the personal nature of the dispute.
One thing is for sure Neither party has covered itself in Glory!