The university stands to make nearly $2 million for just fielding a team. Two years ago the school had no issue paying for the entire band to attend what is supposed to be a celebration of a successful football season. Now the university is refusing to pay for travel arrangements for anybody who cannot be bussed to the game. Additionally, they are making some members travel for nearly four hours to reach a site where a bus can pick them up. There is no doubt in anybody's mind that the university can afford these travel expenses. No organization on campus has been more supportive of the football team, through good times and bad. We spend hours of preparation time every week to make each game a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved. For some, this would have been their last chance to perform with this band. Please sign this petition to show the university that it is wrong in its greed to leave some of the core members of the Syracuse University Marching Band unable to attend the game.