You have to memorize about 100 to 200 specific spots on a football field, and go them in a specific order in a specific amount of time and in a specific number of steps that are evenly spaced as well , all while playing memorized music in time. By the way, while the judges grade you, you need to carry 10 — 40 pound instruments at the perfect angles for about 10 min. Sure, marching band competitions may have to have certain scientific criteria met during a performance to earn more points such as certain steps or moves or beats or musical changes. It's made of different parts and without one part nothing would be right. So Marching band is a sport. But a fat person would not be used to walking. In our dinky town here, we have city league soccer and baseball.
It takes a lot of skill. There is a lot that goes on in ones head when performing. If you coordinate a food drive for the under-privileged at your school, include that. A sousaphone is heavier than a piccolo and sousaphone weighs less than a base drum but fells like more because it is on one solder and is the biggest instrument you marching on the field pit dose not count in this argument as they are just on carts in the back of the field. But when you read the list of attributes, you can see how athletics actually do combine all of those traits.
I strongly agree with this. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! When it is marching season we will spend every Monday night at practice from five to eight. If you think being able to walk and text is skill then you should try Marching Band. Obviously, it is an important and sensitive topic for most. Some kids' parents are too overprotective, who don't trust others to teach their kids. And for the record, theatre does take skill. We still have to exercise and get in training just like other athletes.
I practice for two hours every Tuesday and Thursday and then have games on fridays. Starting off, people have to learn the proper technique to march, as there are a few different kinds. And not to mention the summer camps, where we practice about 9-12 hours every day. Our band is pretty small but we have 2 bass clarinets so yeah, bass clarinets are in marching band. Stephen Lawrence 5-3-10 Persuasive Essay Nikunen 9A-5th There may be as many as 500+ members in a marching band, each having their own part that inter-locks with the 499 others'. So there are preparations for shows.
You have to be a fellow band nerd to understand. There are no individual plays, no individual recognition. Each individual person is given multiple series of choreographed coordinates on a field with the task of committing not only this to memory, but also the music must be entirely memorized. We have practices everyday and it 100% takes physical exertion to march on a field. I also hope that schools and such recognize that it is as well making people more aware and maybe more interested. I am believe marching band is a sport as well as an art. Now you have more weight to carry, you now have to breath not only to survive, but also to play, you have to play everything perfectly, on time, and with good sound all while maintaining marching fundamentals.
Plus, you go to a football game and you look up in the stands,75% of the people there have a child or grandchild in band. Sure it takes some talent to aim a ball and hit it with the right amount of force to land in a hole. So in conclusion we the marching band should be considered a sport. We also have to be able to march while playing our instruments in our wool uniforms in the direct sunlight. Not many people know the talents that it takes to be a cheerleader. The competition isn't a core part of it being what is it.
I mean yeah anyone can walk but it requires more effort to march, keep your instrument at a certain level, stay in step, memorize music and the coordinates along with being able to play. Bands compete against each other. We have less than 15 minutes to preform. Physical Exertion: Try marching with a set of tenors at 238 beats per minute in blistering heat. We work to make sure our posture and movements are fluid so we can glide across the field without bumping into each other. And you have to do that for 10-15 minutes straight.
Thank you for your response and insight. In figure skating, that have a part in which you have people doing the same routine. . Marching band also requires masterful, meticulous playing of instruments, some weighing up to 50 lbs. The band as a whole, and individually must practice.
We are lifting our own body weight and holding it above our heads while the flyer, the one in the air, is doing tricks. Marching while holding a heavy instrument is undeniably difficult. Have you taken any consideration as to why the football team takes breaks every 30 minutes? Marching band requires skill in the sense of knowing how to play your instrument, learning and memorizing music, marching and playing and remembering your music and spot. Additonal Facts Supporting That Marching Band Is A Sport Well Defined and Publicly Accessable Rule Structures While not a part of the dictionary definition additional evidence that marching band is a sport include the fact that the majority of marching organizations such as Drum Corps International, , and other such groups have well defined and publicly accessable rules governing both the performance competitions and the behavior of the musical atheletes who participate in them. The foot ball teams and baseball teams practice 3 times less than the Band. Adding onto this, flute players are sometimes looked down upon because they are thought to be easy to play.
But marching would be like the incredibles song from the movie. Not only do you have that, usually during competition, its really hot like 80 or 90 degrees. They get varsity letters and claim they are a sport. As a member, you must have skills just like with any other sport. Not as much work as other sports, baloney. If the show isn't pulled off, they don't receive high marks.