- The Tournament of Roses (TOR) Parade is such an honor that they want every student to experience it, and for the band parents to pull together to find a way for everyone to go. His analogy was to a football team going to the playoffs. If players couldnt afford it, the team would not leave them behind. We applied for between 145 and 165 and they want us to adhere to that number.
- A band of 125 will be too small and not able to play with enough volume for the full length of the parade.
- The TOR usually has the opposite problem. When bands apply to come they ask for additional spots in the parade because they have so many alumni that return to march in the parade.
There are several contributing factors to this problem, none of which can be helped. Among these are a smaller FCHS due to rezoning, the recent Delta bankruptcy scare, and the changing socio-economics of our school.