Anyone know how big the BOOM is suppose to be this year?

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Smaller than last year; no money for the band

How do you know?

That band will be almost double the size of last year! They have been recruiting since Jan in different cities and had plenty of scholarships available. I've been around the staff since the spring, trust me. Folks will make up anything lol!

We even had a 1st time pre band camp not long ago for the incoming freshman and transfer students and it was loaded!

They had to get at least $45,000-$60,000 for the high school band camp.

They got quite a bit for that high school camp and even for us to have a pre band camp lets you know that the funds are there. The band was smaller last year because of things Dr Sanford was doing, not because of no money. Now that Taylor is back, you'll see the difference. Taylor is about to grow the band again like he did each year after 2012 when he 1st came back.

Sanford got lazy last year and didn't do a lot of recruiting but earlier this year our band staff had recruiting sessions in Shreveport, Atl, Chicago and Detroit. They wouldn't be trying to recruit that hard for the band to be smaller than last year lol!

Merge is on August 19th!
& Tiger Bash is on August 26th!
Band will be in attendance for Tiger Bash!

& one of the “Bring It” dancing dolls has made the Prancing J-settes

I also heard they are smaller I know someone on admin. and he told me personally when they had their financial meeting that jstate athletic dept. is 7 million in the hole and that includes the band dept. But time will tell.

Only time will tell

Thats not true, the football team is recruiting HARD......  The band is not in debt...... Athletic and Music Department are two different departments...

2k2 mello said:

I also heard they are smaller I know someone on admin. and he told me personally when they had their financial meeting that jstate athletic dept. is 7 million in the hole and that includes the band dept. But time will tell.

Ibeing low in funds does not mean the football team cannot recruit they jus cutting cost also their not gonna cut 7 million off the debt in one year they have a plan to cut cost over the next few years to get the debt down...when it comes to marching band funds are allocated from the athletic dept. for game participation for ex. traveling food and hotel expenses now concert and parade functions are different

In not saying the boom gonna be a small per wee band they allocated for about a 225 to 250 piece band which is a nice size just dont be looking for a 300 piece band unless funds get reallocated

2k2 mello said:

Ibeing low in funds does not mean the football team cannot recruit they jus cutting cost also their not gonna cut 7 million off the debt in one year they have a plan to cut cost over the next few years to get the debt down...when it comes to marching band funds are allocated from the athletic dept. for game participation for ex. traveling food and hotel expenses now concert and parade functions are different

The boom is allocated for a 225 to 250 piece band which is a nice size jus not a 300 piece band this unless they are awarded some more funds

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