You just don't get it...do you? "Marching Band" is ssooooooooooooooooo gauche, backwater and beneath us. It is an Outdoor Performance Ensemble. We don't have "uniforms", we use costumes, we don't do a "show", we do productions. We don't have "band members", we have cast members. If you can't wrap that around your head, go over there with the other slackjaws and keep spitting your chew into an old tin can and wonder when you can get your new outhouse paid off on layaway.
[Now exiting Sarcasm Mode]
The sad thing is...a large number of directors, and their staff, actually think this way.