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Posted by SmallSchoolBD on 11/10/2022, 11:05 am, in reply to "Re: Finalists
Band size would absolutely work if it was based on total students enrolled in band. Similar to a form 1 situation, each director should have to submit the total number of students enrolled, and have it signed by the lead counselor and the principal. Do it after the 2nd or 3rd week of school, or the week of the 1st football game, and it locks in their band conference for the entire competition season. This eliminates those larger groups who want to take the "easy" way out, and allows the small bands to compete in a more fair way. Yes, ideally judges shouldn't look at band size as a way to determine rating or ranking, but we have all seen how that is not always the case.