Say what you want, I'm going to trust the experts who are trained in the science. Not some random person on the yellowboard who is trained to teach band.
Seriously, how many of you get annoyed when you tell a parent their kid is best suited to play instrument x, but the parent says "No! My kid is going to play instrument y"? Or when admin doesn't list to your advice on music or band? I know these examples are not the best and are myopic, but the point still stands.
Look, I agree that this whole situation is frustrating on many levels, but do your part to help out.