Should Marching Band Be Allowed?

964 WordsDec 6, 20164 Pages
According to the Oxford Dictionary, sport means an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. (Strand, Brad, and Christa Sommer. "Should Marching Band Be Allowed to Replace Physical Education Credits: An Analysis." The Physical Educator 62.3 (2005): 164. Academic OneFile. Web. 5 Dec. 2016.)By society the definition of a sport certain activities like golfing, football, or chess is categorized into these pastimes. Now, there is an activity that uses all aspects of this sporting definition, but many do not consider this a sport. Marching Band is reflected as a sport; however this is controversial in the eyes of many. Standards of sports have changed; the Marching band is a sport and is challenged by being only called a performing art. Therefore PE classes still have to be taken, because high schools do not consider is as a sport. (Strand, Brad, and Christa Sommer. "Should Marching Band Be Allowed to Replace Physical Education Credits: An Analysis." The Physical Educator 62.3 (2005): 164. Academic OneFile. Web. 5 Dec. 2016.) Marching band can be defined as a sport because it can be used for entertainment purposes, it contains skills in which a team competes against another, and it involves a great deal of physical exertion. Although compared to the amusing aspects of marching band, the competing and physical exertion outweighs the evidence for recreation. Marching band utilizes entertainment
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