I understand what you guys are going through right now. I am in the O'Fallon Marching Panthers and they are making budget cuts to the arts in our jr high schools, so my band director is opening up a school at one of our campuses for 5th through 8th grade students this year that want to be in concert band or choir. It's totally not fair how they cut the arts out of the jr high schools because the people who are in band are really smart and a lot of those kids join the marching band when they get into high school and the marching band program is what makes the most money and is the most competitive out of all sports. It's also become the most popular over all sports in the country. Some people just dont realize how important music really is.