What is a marching band?
A sport that includes marching in different formations on a field to music both music and marching are done by band members. Marching bands also are in parades and play at football games and during halftime at football games. They also go to marching contests. It's very fun but a lot of work you have to dedicated.
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Answer cymbals in marching band Because with out the cymbals there would absolutely be no CRASH!!! [: Cymbals and other percussion generally used for effect purposes. Sure you don't need cymbals, just like you don't technically need flutes since in most bands, you can't hear them. However, the on…ly crescendo - that means getting louder-you would have would be the band getting louder and that;s it. there would be no resolution to the tension, doing a crescendo creates, and bands would seem pretty dull. In places like Drum Corps, Colleges, Indoor Percussion units and some of the better marching bands, cymbals is a thing of tradition. Theyy may only play three notes in one song, but the rest of the time, they're spinning and flipping their cymbals and doing crazy stuff. Go look up Santa Clara Vanguard cymbal line on YouTube. That should give you an idea. Hope this helped! ( Full Answer )
Since the 2008 college football season, the James Madison Marching Royal Dukes have regarded as the nation's largest collegiate marching band with a staggering 474 members. The MRD's have been featured in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2001 and 2008, Presidential Inaugurations for President B…ill Clinton and George W. Bush, and the 1983 NFC Title Football game between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles. The MRD's have also been a recipient of the "Sudler Trophy" which is the highest honor available for a collegiate marching band, and the first band to ever receive it as a D1-AA school. ( Full Answer )
Just like you would during concert band season. Answer: Keep your instrument out of the rain as much as possible, especially woodwind instruments. Keep your instrument clean and in good condition. If you march a wooden instrument (which is not recommended), be careful with extreme temperature…s. They can crack from expanding and/or contracting. If your instrument gets wet, make sure you let it air out instead of just putting in the case and closing it. ( Full Answer )
It depends on your skill, strength, and coordination really. An instrument like the flute is good for people just starting out because they almost always carry the melody and they're really light, however their parts can often be fast and difficult to play.\n. \nObviously, heavier instruments requi…re more strength and deeper instruments don't usually carry the melody. ( Full Answer )
After World War I there was a surplus of instruments from the bands that played during the war. Because of this, more people could afford instruments and the African American community could now play on many of these instruments and create their own music. In the long run this led to what we now cal…l jazz. ( Full Answer )
Flute . Clarinet . Alto saxophone . Mellophone . Trumpet, . Trombone . Tenor sax . Bari sax . Sousaphone, . Baritone This is minus the battery and pit.
Our band is pretty small but we have 2 bass clarinets so yeah, bass clarinets are in marching band.. Yes, they are in marching band. I have a marching band of 209 and we have 3 bass clarinet marchers. I will be marching next year. I currently play clarinet. But don't worry, when I was in 8th grade …I didn't know that they were in marchin band. ( Full Answer )
It depends on how many people are in your band and how many ranks you have. The smallest have probably about 20 people, and the largest hundreds!
It will be hard but it can be done. If you are a dancer you cant tho. But to play an instruments its fine. All it is is playing and marching. Nothing else.\n. \nIm in marching band and have asthma. By the way just playing and marching is harder than it sounds, it is also more than nothing else. You… have to think about where you are going and at what speed when. If you are not doing a wind instrument its a little easier because you dont use breath to play. It can be done ( Full Answer )
A cell and a marching band are both made up of separate components that need to work together. The cell, with all of its parts like the nucleus, mitochondria, lysosomes, Golgi bodies, ribosomes, vacuoles, etc., need to work together for the cell to work. A marching band is the same. The many differe…nt sections like trumpet, baritone, tuba, saxophone, flute, clarinet, percussion, pit, etc. need to work together to create a marching band. ( Full Answer )
Marambas, Xylophones, clarinets, vibes, chimes, tympani, drums, cymbals, trumpets, flutes, saxophones, piccolos, bass clarinets, euphoniums, baritones, trombones, and tubas.
it depends. in the band i am in we the trumpets are in the front...well behind the banner and drum major.
Oboes can't be in marching band because it would be incredibly hard for one to keep an oboe steady enough to keep their mouth on the reed in correct embouchure. Also, the delicate reed would be too easily broken. Oboes altogether are very delicate and expensive instruments, it would be very risky an…d unwise to march one. ( Full Answer )
That is a matter of opinion. Just as some have favorite football teams, people have favorite DCI bands. It also depends on the show the band has that year. Every show is received differently. If the show isn't pulled off, they don't receive high marks. Some recently distinguished bands are the Phan…tom Regiment and the Blue Devils, winners of the DCI World Championships for the past two years. (Phantom '08) (Blue Devils '09) ( Full Answer )
To march you must be a few things: . Able to keep time without rushing . Able to keep time without slowing . Able to keep time . Have some coordination Then you need to learn how to march correctly if you do roll step then your heel of your lead foot hits on beats one and three. The heel of… your off foot hits on 2 and 4. To roll step you have your heel hit and the other foot goes on its toe. Then your back foot (the one on its toe) goes in front and hits the ground heel first. Then your other foot is on its toe and so on. All the time you must be dressing to your line so you are in actual lines. Hope this helps. ( Full Answer )
Often, movies like "American Pie: Band Camp" are what people think of when marching band comes to mind. However, marching band is really hard work! There are a couple things you can do to prepare for an important audition. First, practice your music while sitting down. Don't try to march and play …music at the same time right away. The results could be disastrous! You've got to take baby steps. Once you feel like you've mastered your audition music, then you're ready to get up and walk while playing. Find a hard surfaced place where you feel comfortable. This could be a driveway, outdoor track or on the sidewalk. Wherever. It's really up to you. The night before your audition, make sure to get a decent amount of sleep, because a sleep deprived brain never comprehends music well, or at least not in my experience! The morning of the audition, eat a good breakfast and relax by doing some yoga or going on a quick walk. This way, your mind is focused and ready. Finally, you're ready for the audition! Just remember that your director wants you to do well. They're rooting for you. Don't psyche yourself out or say you're not good enough, because positive thoughts really are the key to achieving your goals! Good luck! ( Full Answer )
Marching band- is where you march and play instruments. Concert band- you are seated in chairs playing instruments. Marching bands also do field shows and parades while they play. These bands also include a color guard, who are people that spin flags This guy does NOT say the true difference.… Marching band is 10000% different than concert band. You need 200x more air, to blow the sound to the audience (still having a good sound). Concert band's Mezzo Forte is waay quieter than marching, because concert.. It sounds prettier, its slower, sometimes can be faster, i guess. But marching would be like the incredibles song (from the movie). (That is what i am currently marching) and band people once you hit marching band grade level (high school and up) are crazy, we had one dude that looked just like frozone (in a way) started yelling to this girl (his friend obviously) saying "Where is my, SUPER, SUIT!?!? lol get into marching band, its fun, don't be intimidated by the looks, its easy. This is coming from a 9th grader, so don't say "BUT YOUR EXPERIENCED!" Not really, Just guide, and remember your music. My favorite part of football games (marching band plays for varsity football while they play. and at halftime.) is usually the stand music. The people that play the absolute most, is low brass and Drum line. ( Full Answer )
Not in the same manner as today. Bands grew out of the military,where they would play in parade with soldiers on the march. Fullshows performed on football fields didn't develop until much later.
The marching band originated with travelling musicians who performed together at festivals and celebrations throughout the ancient world. It evolved and became more structured within the armies of the early city-states, becoming the basis for the military band, from which the modern marching band em…erged. As musicians became less important in directing the movement of troops on the battlefield, the bands moved into increasingly ceremonial roles - an intermediate stage which provided some of the instrumentation and music for marching bands was the modern brass band, which also evolved out of the military tradition.. ( Full Answer )
Typically, if you enroll in marching band in high school or college, you receive some academic credit - about 1 or 2 credit hours. Using the Bowling Green State University Falcon Marching Band as my reference (a band that I am a proud member of), grading is based on your daily attendance, music memo…rization check-offs, attendance at games, and overall perceived attitude by the director. ( Full Answer )
Unlike sports, marching bands normally do NOT offer scholarships for talented players headed to college. (If you find one, let me know.) In marching band, it doesn't matter if one person is exceptionally gifted: if the whole band looks sloppy while one scholarship student looks excellent, they will …still receive a bad rating or a bad response from the crowd. University bands also do not attend competitions, so the school would receive nothing in return for a marching band scholarship like they would for a talented basketball player, talented football player, etc. However, many universities offer music scholarships for music majors, minors, and other advanced musicians who audition for that university's music program. In addition, I'm sure drum corps (professional) bands may offer scholarships or other reprieves to exceptional players who cannot afford to pay the hefty fee. ( Full Answer )
All Military units have a band. It is a long standing tradition, using a theme song or a rallying song for war and for pride in the unit. The military bands are called upon to play for dignitaries or many other events, where music is needed and appropriate. Ceremonies would not be the same without t…he music. They would be very dry and have less meaning. Many pieces played by military bands bring tears to your eyes, because of the great meaning to the tunes and also for the "pageantry" and pride, we as the audience feels when they are played well. The military bands work long hours to perform at a highly acceptable level of performance. Their individual careers and futures, depend on their abilities as a musician. They do it because of pride in their ability and corps. ( Full Answer )
OK Go did a song with a marching band called "This Too Shall Pass". Fleetwood Mac performed Tusk accompanied by the USC Marching Band.
Because of the difficulties in being able to bow across the strings while walking down a path. Besides, where would one place the lyre that holds the music? The violin is also not a "band" instrument.
There are a lot of instruments that are used in marching bands, For example a trumpet, a trombone, drums, flute, clarinet, and so on.
I feel very loyal to my marching band. I learned all about teamwork and what putting in hard work really means. When we all perform a show, I am very happy because I know that I am working with all my friends and that I am giving the audience a show that they can enjoy. I love being in my schools ma…rching band. ( Full Answer )
The first marching band to ever march during halftime at a football game was the University of Illinois' Marching Illini. They performed at halftime in 1907 during the University of Illinois' game against the University of Chicago.
In 2009-2010, the BMB had 220 instrumentalists, 24 color members, 13 dancers, 3 drum majors and 12 sideline staff, making a total of 272 members in the band.
The kind of marching band drums that are actually on the field marching are basses, snares and tenors. The kinds of drums that are technially part of the marching band but do not actually march would be timpini, tom-toms. Or at least this is how it is for my high school band. Hope this helped!
Here's a list of famous former marching band members: Flute â¢ Halle Berry, actress â¢ Celine Dion, singer â¢ Calista Flockhart, actress â¢ George Eastman, founder of Kodak â¢ Gwen Stefani, singer Clarinet â¢ Woody Allen, director â¢ Gloria Estefan, sing…er â¢ Julia Roberts, actress â¢ Alan Greenspan, ex-chairman of the Federal Reserve (he also played saxophone) â¢ Steven Spielberg, director Saxophone â¢ Jennifer Garner, actress â¢ Vince Carter, basketball player â¢ Lionel Richie, singer â¢ Bill Clinton, president â¢ Tom Selleck, actor Trumpet â¢ Richard Gere, actor â¢ Steven Tyler, singer (Aerosmith) â¢ Drew Carey, comedian â¢ James Woods, actor â¢ John Glenn, astronaut, senator French horn â¢ Ewan McGregor, actor â¢ Vanessa Williams, singer â¢ Samuel L. Jackson, actor â¢ Otto Graham, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Trombone â¢ Tony Stewart, NASCAR driver â¢ Nelly Furtado, singer â¢ Bill Engvall, comedian â¢ Conrad Janis, actor â¢ Jonathan Frakes, actor Tuba â¢ Andy Griffith, actor â¢ Aretha Franklin, singer â¢ Dan Ackroyd, actor â¢ Harry Smith, CBS Morning show host â¢ Malik Rose, NBA player Percussion â¢ Tommy Lee, musician for Motley Crue â¢ Dana Carvey, comedian â¢ Johnny Carson, talk-show host â¢ Trent Reznor, musician for Nine Inch Nails â¢ Mike Piazza, baseball player ( Full Answer )
I can't speak for all bands, but in the marching band that I was in, we were graded for daily attendance of practices and for shows/parades.
A mace. The mace is used to coand the band, and also to perform tricks, to win points in competition :)
It canbe any kind of music! :) For example, lat year, my marching band played "Poker Face" and "Soak Up the Sun." It can be any type, really. Usually something upbeat
It all depends on how the drill is written, but generally softer instruments that utter higher pitches are towards the front so they can be heard: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone.
well hillside high school has a very good marching program in NC. If you go to North Carolina and ask who are they...You'll get a quick answer lol
A marching band plays at halftime at football games. They also play play in their own competitions in football stadiums. However, throwing a personal note in, being in marching band myself, we have to practice in an old parking lot, and only get to use the field for competitions. But as far as it is… concerned, a football field is your answer! ! :) Hope this helped! ( Full Answer )
The drum major usually carries the baton. It its a girl it is called a drum majorette.
If the cart is light, the bells are usually light. Since they're so small and usually don't have resonators, it's a lot easier to move them
A drum corp consists only of brass, percussion, and colorguard; woodwind instruments do not participate in a drum corp. The percussion section consists of the drumline--snares, tenors, bass drums, and cymbals--and the pit, the standing percussion, such as the marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, bells, t…am-tam, and other percussion accessories. A corp style band focuses on military perfection in its drill and music as they are highly competitive and aim for nothing less than perfection. ( Full Answer )
When you are standing at attention, your heels should be together, toes apart, with your chin up, and shoulders back. You always start marching on your left foot. Usually the drums will give clicks, and when you hear them, your left foot should hit the ground. You always roll your feet, and stay at …attention at all times. I hope this helped! Enjoy your marching! I sure do! ( Full Answer )
It is possible for a bass clarinet to be in marching band, however, it is usually the band director's preference whether or not to allow bass clarinets in their own bands.
To play a bassoon, one must typically be sitting on a stable surface for the reeds to vibrate properly. While marching this is not possible to achieve, also marching brings with it he chance to crack the sensitive reeds in double reed instruments. It is also considered "dangerous" to march a double …reed instrument due to the fact that the reeds could easily slip and get lodged in he throat of the player or other similar injuries. ( Full Answer )
The first marching band to ever march during halftime at a football game was the University of Illinois' Marching Illini. They performed at halftime in 1907 during the University of Illinois' game against the University of Chicago. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/When_did_marching_bands_star…t#ixzz27d6huyiE . ( Full Answer )
They don't the student chooses to be in a marching band wich they could choose in high school! Trust me i know cause I do it :)
All kinds of brass instruments are used. Although tubas are usually replaced with sousaphones or contras, and euphoniums/French horns are usually replaced with mellophones. Most woodwind instruments are used in college and high school bands, with the exception of double reeds given their dangerous n…ature if played while marching. Woodwinds are often (if not always) not allowed in Drum Corps though. Percussion instruments of any/all varieties are welcome in any marching band setting. ( Full Answer )
It depends on the band. Generally the trumpets and battery can be heard the best.
Most marching bands wear a hard tall hat with a chin strap, long pants that strap over your shoulders, and a shirt that has hard, stiff shoulders and stiff seams and sides.
Many celebrations include marching bands or drum corps. Different holidays where parades occur are good times to see a marching band perform in a parade setting. Along with parades marching bands also perform field shows that most often take place during the halftime of a football game. Of course, …a football game only has at maximum two bands that each perform once. Many bands also take part in competitions as well as band festivals. Both of these types of shows focus completely on marching bands and their performances. Numerous marching bands belong to different competitive organizations whether they are a high school band, college band, or some variation of a drum corps. Since these organizations have member schools that vary in size, they have different levels of judging depending upon the size of the school/marching unit. Each of these organizations hosts so many shows a year where these groups perform usually culminating in a championship for the year. Band festivals differ from competitions for the fact that they are not judged and simply a way for bands to perform their shows. ( Full Answer )
A marching band is made up of a mixture of brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Thus, the string section that would be found in a symphony is not found in a marching band. Though occasionally, a marching band will use a guitar or bass guitar during a field show. In addition to that, double …reed instruments, such as the oboe and bassoon are not present within a marching band. The percussion section is also limited to snare drums, tenors, bass drums, and sometimes glockenspiels unless it is a field show in which they may include a pit which would use instruments such as xylophones and marimbas. Some instruments still carry over, but they don't retain the same appearance. A mellophone is the same as a French horn, but shaped as a trumpet to make it more manageable. The same thing is done with a tuba to make it a sousaphone so it is more easily carried. ( Full Answer )
The staff person who runs it is the director. Or, the students whoconduct the band in performance, they're called "drum majors."