Great post. Most of this will be covered in the upcoming announcements. Specifically, question 2 .... SO I will not comment.
1. All Campaign Donation Contributions to The Cadets go directly to "The Cadets". And ONLY "The Cadets".
2. Drum corps budgets can not operate on member fees alone. That's impossible for even the tiniest corps. Donations, fees, contracted sponsorships, performance fees, inventory sales and additional revenue streams all contribute to the yearly budget.
Every organization involved in DCI deals with the struggle of balancing the costs of touring and operations against budgetary needs. No one is kicking cans at The Cadets. At every turn, I've experienced nothing but open communication and a clear plan for how to meet those needs.
3. Cleaning houses always involves new blood taking up the torch. New Admins, New Directorship, stronger planning, better organization, fiscal responsibility and clear communication when necessary and needed.
Your questions are valid and require answers. Those are coming, but not from me.