Marching band (BOA) is evolving into outdoor electronic music theater. One group shouldn't be forced to "adapt" (i.e. change) just because a new group has come along. If you don't like the UIL system, don't put much stock in it. Hype up BOA to your kids and just participate in UIL because you have to. Nobody is forcing you to participate in UIL.
There is so much GE, props, dancing, and theatrics in BOA that it hardly resembles marching band anymore. Its like the difference between how "marriage" used to be defined and how "civil unions" was defined. They weren't the same, but those who wanted to "adapt" forced the change upon everyone else.
I said the same thing about Churchill!!
I heard they were at USBands. I prefer the BOA system. Times are changing with marching and productions on the field as so should the UIL rubric. Some of those shows adapted to the UIL rubric and were soooo boring. Let's move with the times people. Marching band is evolving into something much better than it used to be.
Im more shocked Winston Churchill didnt even go! Everything ok there?