Not to be negative but lets actually see.
Two years ago they got 4th
7th Graders (Now freshman) = small class from splits.
8th graders (Now Sophmores) = RAther small class from the two splits
Freshman. (Now Juniors) = Even less of these freshman are now here because those who were required to go to LWN left. And since they were not seniors, those who were asked to leave to LWW had no choice but to go as well. So technically there are only 1/3 of them here.
Sophs. (now seniors) = Only some of these Sophmores are here now becaues of the split with LWN and are now Seniors. So technically only 2/3 of them are here.
Juniors = Theses juniors graduated last year. Also gone.
Seniors. = Those seniors are not in college So almost all section leaders are gone. All talent and sound from them is gone.
So they only kinda have 25% of that talent here still. In a way it did just disappear.
but I would be glad to see them make finals.
Yes, someone else said it, but LWN was not involved in the LWC split at all. It is true that they lost the juniors and seniors from that year. The freshman then (now juniors) lost about a little less than half or so. The sophomores then (now seniors) are all still at LWC, none of them were lost. So they really have about 40% or so of the same members from that year. I would say that most of the problems are because of the loss in staff, I would have to imagine it is a little disheartening to shrink in size so vastly in such a short time, and they need time to perhaps change some things around to adjust to the new size and the fact that there are many other emerging bands.