Re: 2013 BOA Schedule
Why put shows in TX/IN? They make money, that's why.
Get people to show up at shows in other areas and they'll have 'em. I'm happy to see some measure of fiscal responsibility along with the obvious careful expansion (NC). Expand where you know you have a market - the market will grow. This isn't rocket surgery, and shows are expensive. There's other expenses you guys just don't consider, like putting stuff on a truck and paying someone to drive it around out west - the timing of all of that actually has to be thought about, as does the ability/expense of the show staff, judges, and BOA staff to travel to certain areas. If it costs $400 each for 7 judges, 4 staff members and 4-6 show staff to fly to a place, not to mention stadium fees, hotels, meals, paychecks, and other expenses, then that show better have more than 14 bands, you know what I'm saying? This stuff has to be done carefully.
Your lasting reputation as a music program doesn't come from the show you produce and put on the field this year. It comes from how you, your staff, your boosters, parents and students all treat each other and the people around them.