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Well, a second division does mean "Excellent" according to UIL. Last time I checked being excellent meant you were pretty good. So giving a trophy or plaque isn't an outlandish idea. Otherwise the ratings should be "Superior", "Crappy", "More Crappy", "Crapptastic", "What the *#$%@!". I mean, that is what most directors think the ratings mean anyways.
...let's start handing out trophies for 2s & 3s now while we're at it. After all, since football rewards mediocrity so should we just so we can retain numbers, right? That is the logic on display here after all. Sorry, my 2A band prefers to earn things on merit...that's why my numbers are up.
Oh please, no! Don't try and make sense! We can't handle logic and good old horse sense. We need to keep defeating ourselves and then later wonder why kids are still quitting band or not giving it as much interest as athletics. Of course, those who don't teach in small schools will never listen.