How come nobody responds in time?

I run a volunteer jazz band and we go season to season with regards to performances. I sent out a form to the band members asking them to please respond with their availabilities for various rehearsals and performance dates. There are only 16 people in the group. Sent 13 days ago and only 9 people responded back.... show more I run a volunteer jazz band and we go season to season with regards to performances. I sent out a form to the band members asking them to please respond with their availabilities for various rehearsals and performance dates. There are only 16 people in the group. Sent 13 days ago and only 9 people responded back. Why must it take so long? Like waiting for paint to dry!
Update: Deadline is tomorrow, 9/5
Update 2: 2 reminders were sent.
1 on text (5 days later), and then this morning on email.
Only a couple of people did it right away.
It's as though nobody thinks it is important.
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