Athletics vs Marching Band

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  1. klvivian

    klvivian Member

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    Just trying to see if it is worth asking the senators office. Would band be considered and athletic sport? My son has been in the marching band for 4 years and really can't compete in anything else. At his school band is a sport. They compete all over north texas and practice up to two hours a day during school and up to 6 weeks prior to school. It is a major comittment. They also compete in over 6 UIL Band competitions. So I just want to know your thoughts on this form of a sport. Thanks!
     
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Only they would be able to provide the true answer, but my guess is that it would not be considered a sport; however, it would likely be considered on par with participating in athletics at the school.
     
  3. USNA'02

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    It's not a sport per say but looked at as being actively involved in the school and part of being that "well rounded" student they are looking for in the applicant. I was a member of the Naval Academy Drum and Bugle Corps even though I wasn't in bad in HS. It is a huge committment at the academy, many many hours of training for competition. The big competition for us was against Air Force following the AF/Navy football game.

    There are many more things the board members are looking at and for so lack of a sport shouldn't be an automatic no.

    Hope that helps.
     

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