I'll simply say that our kids really, really enjoy what we're asking them to do each fall. Their parents are appreciative, and our football crowd (and often the opposition crowd when we're the visitors) has been very receptive to our performances.
The other thing I'll point out is that you're using a bunch of pretty solid expenditures of creative, artistic time (that we've co-opted into the marching arts) to dis the current state of affairs. Myself, I like drama... I like dance... Yanni's not my cup of tea, but you can't deny the commercial success.