Video describing the first two seconds of a judges mindset at a band competition. Look like a winner... you win. Look like a slob... you get bumped.
Math on a average games weekend cost. (Obviously cost will vary)
Hotel 3 nights @ $130.00
Food and Drink 3 days @ $100
Gas @ $100
totals out around $790
Minimum numbers in a Pipe Band is 13. 13*$790=$10,270
Now here is where the math gets fun....8 games a year is $82,160
Drummer was an actor and used for demonstration. He is not a competition drummer. He was not playing Scottish music. He worked for a burrito... which was in budget.