Is it band parents pushing the admin.
Is it school board pushing.
Is it the administration that really feels they should go......if so, why is this important to them.
Granted they could either not give you the actual answer. They might even say it’s not your concern, just do what you are told to do.
It would at least be an interesting approach for the director, instead of “we won’t do well”.
I hope you get the results your need.