On May 15th, the WSSD school board took an "informal" vote during a study session about the merging of both marching units in to one group. The "informal" vote was 6-2 in favor of the merger. The official vote is to be put on the table at the next board meeting on June 12th, 2008 (6:00 pm). There are many questions and concerns being raised, and many feel that this decision is being rushed. At the very least, there is a vast majority of us (alumni and supporters) that feel the decision should be open to more discussion and not happen in the next year. This petition is not necessarily looking to stop the merger completely, but is an attempt to open the topic up to more public dialogs and research. I encourage every past, present, and future member (as well as family and supporters) to sign the petition to get our voices heard.