Add me to this philosophy as well.......
The parents of these kids see no value in supporting the local business. And it's not like the prices are that much different. Are you really going to eschew the chance to help keep your local shop in business to save a couple bucks?
For me, the value of having a local drum shop is worth supporting. I get competitive prices, plus a whole host of services at no extra charge, because they're a drum shop run by drummers.
So in the long run, if GC's troubles mean mom and pops start resurfacing, then in the grand scheme of things, that would be fine by me.