So currently my kids are using 20 year old Yamaha drums that have DEFINITELY seen better days. Our executive director has promised me that we will have it in the budget to get new drums this year. Obviously the dilemma I'm having is choosing what brand to go with.
Now because we're a feeder for a larger group in our city, the expectation is that we stick with Yamaha as they currently endorse that particular group. However, since we are not actually formally affiliated with that group/Yamaha, we can go with any brand of drums we want.
So essentially I'm asking what you guys think I should buy my kids. When I marched, we used Yamaha's, and they were fine, however, I'm really liking what I'm seeing from Pearl and our snare tech just marched BKPE '13 and said the Mapex drums are definitely happening.