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What It’s All About
The whistle blows. Drummers pound. You feel the 120
beats per minute through your entire body. 50,000 people
are watching you, ready to cheer when they hear the
first roar of music from the marching band—YOUR marching
band! As you march down the field, your individual
performance blends with 200 other band members to create
a show that makes football Saturday come alive for
football fans and non-fans alike. Everyone loves the
But marching band is more than football games. Much
more. There are competitions, parades, travel, and an
organization dedicated to giving its best performance
every day. There is a history that goes back over 100
years, and a membership that crosses generations.
Traditions are created and repeated year after year.
These make being in the band a very special place that
you will remember for the rest of your life.
Find out more when you read Marching Music!
You Already Read the Book
Thanks! I hope you enjoyed it! There’s plenty more on
this website to help you in your marching band journey.
You might ask your Reading or Language Arts teacher to
have the whole class read it and get involved.
When it comes to
EVERYONE CAN PLAY!
Check out the videos, the online tools and other free
stuff. Try your hand at designing your own marching show
online. Take a look at all the website has to offer –
and know that Marching Band offers even more!
thinking about playing
Have you already
started? If you answered “no” to either one of these
questions, then you should really think again! Playing
an instrument is the first step to an exciting world of
cheering fans, great trips, fantastic friends, and
challenges that will help you grow! Of course, I’m
talking about being in the band – specifically the
MARCHING MUSIC – How to be Outgoing, Outstanding & Out
Playing in the Field! will explain what marching band is
all about, to let you know what goes on behind the
scenes and how much fun it can be!
We start out with the end result in mind – how does it
feel to be part of the band? How does it feel when
50,000 fans – or even just 1,000 in the high school
stands – cheer you on? That’s a good start. Then, you’ll
learn about how they do it – the planning, the “team”
behind it all, how to take your “first steps” – and even
a little history. For example, did you know that
marching bands once LED armies into battle? Those were
some brave musicians! The good news is that it doesn’t
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