This is the difference between 'where we are', and 'where we want to be'.
Often times we are in the position of 'hoping things work out'. In terms of the marching arts, we hope we have a good run. We hope we do well at a competition. We hope we don't drop. We hope we don't crack our solo. We hope we play clean.
Ideally, we should expect to be great. We should expect to catch, perform and play clean.
The difference between "hope" and "expectation" is preparation. Those groups that just go out and always are consistentl