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Re: State Marching Contest
Do you really think the parents, principals, and district admin would allow a 300 piece marching band to put 50 kids on the field while 250 stand on the sideline? And do you really think the parents of those 200 kids not participating would shell out 2k for band fees to stand on the sideline. The economics and optics would fix that problem quick. When only 50 kids pay fees, they no longer have the 500k budget to work with for their show and now they are much closer to level with those other 50 piece bands.
Now, if they wanted to make marching optional and only after school and had 50 kids show up then all power to them. But I don't know a single principal or FAD that would be cool with that many alternates just so they could claim a title that nobody outside of band notices.