If I didn't differentiate enough between indoor and outdoor, my bad. Thought I did, but oh well ...
However, I'm not so sure indoor it's as "dormant" as some may think.
Across the state, I believe there were around 30 lines that competed. This is a rough estimate. I can tell you definitively that there were 15 KY lines at Tri-State finals last season, with a couple more that competed from KY that didn't go to finals. I know there are several from the other parts of KY as well, near Paducah, south of Bowling Green, and in the far eastern part of the state that competed in other organizations, as well as "Speed" who were from KY as well.
Now at first this may seem like a small number ... but is it? Depends on who you compare it to ...
The four states most mentioned when it comes to indoor percussion are California, Texas, Ohio, and Indiana. According to the 2008 Census numbers, these states rank 1st (36,756,666), 2nd (24,326,974), 7th (11,485,910), and 15th (6,376,792) accordingly in raw population. Kentucky ranks 26th (4,269,245).
Based on my data, Indiana had 66 lines last season that competed at more than one show. This is a little more than double of what Kentucky had. But when you factor in just the raw population count alone (where KY has 2/3 the population of Indiana), the percentage shrinks. In Ohio, where the amount of lines are in the mid 50s, factor in that Ohio has three times the population of KY and per-capita KY actually has a greater percentage of kids marcing indoor. How ABout New Jersey? NJ is 8th in Population with almost 9,000,000 people, but there are actually less lines in NJ than there are in KY in raw count.
I bet if we factor in State school budgets (where KY is well within the bottom third nationally) and experience (ISSMA and MEPA can trace there beginninging to the mid 90s, where Tri-State effectively did not start putting a real effort into building their percussion program until 2004), we'd see that an arguement can be made that KY indoor lines are actually excelling in their growth.
So ... is indoor percussion dormant? Well, yes and no. Guess it depends on how you rate the numbers and such.
All I hope is that someday it wakes up to it's full potential. People will be shocked.