And I bet the varsity groups in the big 5/6A schools actually do okay just because they have more bodies to pull from and I think it likely the seniors will show up for in-person instruction which is what predominately sits in those ensembles. I do like the option of being able to play down 1 grade level this year and give the schools the option, (just like now you can always play above your grade level requirement), for those not hit hard with attendance. I see no reason for the kids to suffer further loss because some are paralyzed with fear.
Imagine if the gas stations and grocery stores and Amazon had decided in the time of a pandemic success mattered less than safety. It is possible to do both, (as their earnings would indicate).