Marching Band

  • brickboy1966

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    Jul 01, 2013 2:02 PM GMT
    I consider marching band to be a form of sport. It takes a lot of hard work, stamina, and endurance to practice over and over several hours a day. Do you consider it a sport or just a pasttime?
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    Jul 01, 2013 5:48 PM GMT
    I think it's both. For those who are saying "Seriously?" on the sport part....take a look at a Drum Corp marching band called The Cavaliers and watch those guys move on the field. You need to be in good shape in order to move like that while playing an instrument.
  • brickboy1966

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    Jul 01, 2013 6:15 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidI think it's both. For those who are saying "Seriously?" on the sport part....take a look at a Drum Corp marching band called The Cavaliers and watch those guys move on the field. You need to be in good shape in order to move like that while playing an instrument.



    Yes, my niece was in marching band in high school. You have to have a lot of energy and heart, because she has asthma.
  • brickboy1966

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    Jul 01, 2013 6:17 PM GMT
    brickboy1966 said
    Erik101 saidI think it's both. For those who are saying "Seriously?" on the sport part....take a look at a Drum Corp marching band called The Cavaliers and watch those guys move on the field. You need to be in good shape in order to move like that while playing an instrument.



    Yes, my niece was in marching band in high school. You have to have a lot of energy and heart, because she has asthma.



    One time some of the football players were ragging on them at practice and one of the boosters challenged them to do what the band kids do, and the football players wouldn't do it.
  • brickboy1966

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    Jul 01, 2013 6:22 PM GMT
    http://youtu.be/dQ2IgvQ7mV4
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    Jul 01, 2013 6:48 PM GMT
    I think it's a great way to do the hot trumpet players on the band bus.

    Not that I ever did that or anything...
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    Jul 02, 2013 12:37 AM GMT
    I was in HS marching band 4 years, and in college 1 year. It's not generally recognized as a sport, but more as a part of the humanities.

    However, Drum Corps and Winter Guard competitions appear to have elevated the art to sport-like stature, in a similar "gray area" as Cheerleading and Drill Team.

    My personal experience has been that there was tremendous physical conditioning that was necessary to perform at the competitive level in Marching Band, Drum Corps, and Winter Guard.
  • hockeyguymsp

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    Jul 02, 2013 12:45 AM GMT
    Having been in marching band in high school I can say it required dedication like a sport. For me it was the best part of high school. You would look forward all week to the football game on Friday night.
  • vindog

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    Jul 03, 2013 2:59 AM GMT
    You should see these guys if they come to your town. So fun!!!