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The Science of Marching Band


United States
29° 27' 57.3912" N, 98° 18' 12.1284" W

Marching band, in its rawest form, is a science. The math and patterns behind music theory leave a musician with constant tuning compensations and metronomic calculations. The precision required in marching technique to create uniformity, mirrors the precision required in mathematics to achieve accurate results. The constant incorporation of new ideas into marching band reflects the innovation behind exploring science. The complex timing structure and physical demands of the sport are unnatural to say the least. Science welcomes the unnatural with arms wide open. Marching band, in its rawest form, is a science.