Marching Band A Sport

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Sarah Coleman

Dr. Mutzabaugh

English 110.01

December 8, 2017

Marching Band Should be a Sport

Many people believe marching band is not a sport because it involves people playing music. Since people are playing music, they think it is more of an art than a sport. It is true that we people in a marching band are playing music, but there is a lot more that they do besides playing music. I have so far participated in marching band for six years, five in middle school and high school and one year in college. Even though not all marching bands compete, it should still be considered a sport for the ones that do.

Dictonary.com defines a sport as “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature”. Based on this definition, marching band is technically a sport. Marching band is an activity that requires a lot of skill. It may look easy to play music while “walking” on a field but it is more than that. Most bands require the music to be memorized, the marchers have to be aware of what is going on around them, keep their instruments at a certain spot while playing, and sometimes even do visuals that instructors put in. While I was in high school, my marching band would start practices in May to teach the new members how to march because it is important to keep the upper body still so the music does not sound choppy. My high school is one that is very competitive. While I was in the marching band there, we won our largest

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