"You're preaching to the choir here Patrick...I know alllll that and some. The question here is, why are some bands capable of all that you mentioned above and some seem to not be able to accomplish even 1/3 of it...there's no silver bullet…"
"Exactly...people only see others success but, they never see what it took to be successful and in most casses don't want to do what it takes to be successful and when bands only see winning panorama as being successful, then they are doomed to…"
"And why do you think it's their their responsibility to "help other band back to their glory days"? Do you know if these band ever asked for any assistance...which brings us back to the original post about bands doing more for…"
"Key word...Diversify!!! And this requires every band/organization that is serious about it, start by having a management that operates like a business...there are many things that bands can do besides waiting on 2 months in the year to shine. there…"
"Martin, many in the pan fraternity has been totally ignoring what has been in their faces all these years, and it's the power and abilty of the man/arranger Leon 'Smooth' Edwards. I guess part of it is because he don't move…"
"I think our mistake is trying to make comparisons with people like them, They were pioneers when back in those day they were leader, tuner. arranger, innovator and even surrogate father to the younger members (and i know from personal experience)…"
"The way the question was asked "it is as broad as it is wide" and as such there can't be just one specific thing about it, hence the reason we are seeing so many different concepts about what they term as having an impact and when…"
"Correction, All Stars dus in dey face was arranged by Eddie Quarles...and yes, it is a BIG oversight how there is no mention of Jit Samaroo and Leon 'Smooth' Edwards, the two arrangers with the best stats in the history of the panorama…"
"Though i agree with you about "arrangers/conductors" prancing up n down in front of their bands, i differ with what you're saying about bands not using props or lights and other things to complement their performance..the panorama is…"