One of the things I had an AP say to me once was how our season never ends. We had weekly chats on the program. Early Winter he commented that we just never stopped. I told him that was correct. We don't stop, we just change the music in front of them. He said he was even more impressed with the band kids and staff with their stamina and work ethics, (he was an old coach), because the athletes and coaches get an off-season and downtime but we just keep moving forward.
When you go from football to Region to Winter Concert to S/E to Concert/SR to Spring concert it never stops. (And some throw in indoor seasons to boot). And I know a lot of schools that start marching band on May 1 because that's what it takes to be ready for a State level show in October. The football players stops playing in November. They stop practicing after school and go home when the bell rings. Some will do 7 on 7 but most will not do anything after school until the 6 weeks of spring training and then they get a mandatory summer break when the weight room MUST be closed and the kids aren't allowed to practice. So yes, I think we are very guilty of burning kids out. How many Freshman make it to their senior year of band? It should be 90% but it isn't even close!
Honestly, this may be bigger than state versus no state. This could be a bubble that bursts which could be detrimental to the health of music education as a whole in the state if we aren't careful.