At my old high school, the directors focused on the symphonic bands rather than the marching band. The marching band was good but the focus was always on the symphonic side. I liked it that way. And because of that they and the band always had a reputation as one of the best bands around. But I do like drum corps. I hope to do it next year. I wish I had have done it earlier but it is expensive and time consuming. I think the experience will be worth it though.