The issue I was struggling with was focusing and retention. We would have to teach the same sets over and over again because people wouldn't focus. I mentioned that the championship show had probably 3x as many sets as our show did. I mentioned that they had the same amount of days to learn it.
It put it into perspective. Especially when a really good band was the one down the road that also was no championship band. They didn't even know champions existed in band. That made a big difference, and progress was almost instant after that.