I could be mistaken as I was never in band, but I don't recall many from my area traveling that far. It'd be interesting to see how many high school bands there are versus how many march at Disney. That'd give a nice idea of how exclusive of a privilege it really is. Perhaps it's more common than I think.
It could just be a geographical thing. Where I went to school, Disney is where all the lame bands went who couldn't go anywhere better. I get the feeling here in New England band is a bit of a footnote. At least in the sense of like, marching band, traveling to play, band trips, that sort of thing. It's not as big a deal.
Matt, you may be right. Might be a geographical/culturak thing too. In small town in Texas, for example, Friday night football might the only thing the town is know for. Here in NE, we've got all sorts og pro & semi-pro sports teams.
It'd be interesting to see how many high school bands there are versus how many march at Disney.
You'd also have to look over several years as well. Even this school, it was a once in 4 years thing.
My brother was in High School band, and they went on big trips every 2 years, and smaller ones in between. The big trips? China and Hawaii. One of the smaller ones was to NYC (not sure about the other). So it really isn't that uncommon for High School bands to go on big trips. And they did the fundraising to pay for it.
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