I am 27 years removed from high school as I watch my freshman son conditioning for soccer and sharing field space with the Band that I field-conducted as a senior. We had 105 instruments, flags, and a crew of student assistance.
The current marching band has 24 players. No flags. All the talented musicians are afraid to be seen in Marching Band.
The stereotypical joke shared by the athletes that the band is a bunch of losers is no longer defensible.
It is apparently this way throughout my County. Is Marching Band Dead? Is this the beginning, middle, or end of the end?