That wasn't where I was goig with that. My directors really seemed to enjoy inside ensemble work, and one of them in particular was an amazing jazz instructor.
SOMEthing was done properly on their end if I've been a successfl director for over 20 years - even if one of them once told me women didnt belong in music because they just got married and had babies.
They just didn't seem to like marching band. I just wondered if I'd have liked it more if they did. As it was, I was so fed up with doing it half-baked that I quit marching, but not band. Lots of acrimony over that decision.
I don't like marching band, so I specialize in middle school. This is an area where I'm very good because I love focusing on the beginners. They catch my enthusiasm and tend to continue.