In reply to the last few posts in Part II:
As far as I know, we get 25 comped tickets to the games we play at, and then we have to buy extras for buffer space around the band. The statement about the Union not paying for extra tickets was in general, not specifically for the Lake Placid games. It came up this year when the band planned to travel with the women's team for a day trip to UConn, who told us we weren't allowed to play after the time to cancel the bus had come. We tried to go simply to be a cheering section for the team, but since we couldn't get comped tickets and we weren't playing, the Union said no to letting us go.