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Re: The 1A proposal
Option 1 couldn't work. for starters you're asking some groups to marching 3 times that day and with no place to work on or improve between area and state, it's really not an area contest but an extra qualifier for state finals. Also, you fail to realize that 1A state ALWAYS shares the day with another group (3A, but used to be 2A) where morning is 1A and evening is 3A so there would be no time for that.
Option 2 could work, but honestly why not save the money of renting out the Alamodome and just do video recordings for State Marching contest for each group every year? makes sense to do that and have them judged by a panel. would save schools lots of money on buses and feeding their kids. You also wouldn't need to have a prelims then as then you could just pick the top 10 from area contests and determine a winner.