Woodwind players can be viciously competitive. When I went to music camp as a kid, I recall cases of bent keys and sabotaged reeds on challenge day, when you got the opportunity to move to a higher chair in the orchestra and get a shot at a solo. Fortunately, I play the trombone, so there aren't so many flashy solos to compete for, and it's more important to be able to make a good blend with the section.