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Should marching band be considered a sport?

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 8:23pm

soccerdude2

soccerdude2

1,587 posts

Coming from someone who has had two bandies in their family, the big question looms: Is marching band a sport? I myself play soccer (herp derp) and my brother does cross country, but both of my sisters have done/do marching band. My brother and I both believe it isn't; my sisters believe it is. It seems to me that most people who do marching band believe it is the most intense sport in the world and most people who don't do it believe it's a non-sport for weenies. Or they just believe the actions done in marching band don't qualify as sport-like. But I want your opinion. What do you think?

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 8:30pm

ImTheMostManlyMan

ImTheMostManlyMan

2,809 posts

No, I've been in a fife and drum core which is close enough and I'd just say no because it's not exactly competitive. There are also no teams, no scoring so you would have to do quite a bit to it for it to be anywhere close to a sport.

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 8:41pm

R2D21999

R2D21999

8,090 posts

I'd say no because bands don't have special types of balls and it doesn't include running(it would be caohs if it had running).

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 8:42pm

Bronze

Bronze

2,337 posts

I'll say it is. It takes skill, and you have to work with a team. I don't know how much athleticism it takes, but you do have to lug heavy equipment around for awhile.

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 8:43pm

rayoflight3

rayoflight3

435 posts

I never understood why people get riled up by a word like "sport." Does it really matter if whatever you do (marching band, cheer leading, etc.) is considered a sport or not? If you like doing it, keep on going and forget what others think. Are you really going to derive some sort of satisfaction in convincing people your activity is a sport?

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 8:54pm

collimore

collimore

45 posts

I don't think it should be considered a sport but I've done it before and can appreciate how hard it is. Marching and playing is not as easy as it looks... But saying it's a sport is kinda overdoing it. I play sports too and wouldn't consider it one of them.

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 9:59pm

xXxDAPRO89xXx

xXxDAPRO89xXx

3,549 posts

Definetly not. Walking doesn't classify something as a sport lol.
But know. It's not really physical like (most) sports...

 

Posted Dec 9, '12 at 2:11pm

zeus999

zeus999

34 posts

Well there are a whole bunch of less sport like sports considered a sport, so really it only matters if people think it is. Judging by the responses I'd say no.

 

Posted Dec 9, '12 at 3:02pm

tegan190

tegan190

614 posts

I never understood why people get riled up by a word like "sport." Does it really matter if whatever you do (marching band, cheer leading, etc.) is considered a sport or not? If you like doing it, keep on going and forget what others think. Are you really going to derive some sort of satisfaction in convincing people your activity is a sport?

It's not about "deriving satisfaction" from it. It's about it being considered a sport so it can be aired on sports channels or even have tournaments for it.

Also, no one can say it's not a sport because it's not physical, there's many sports that don't require someone to be athletic. Like golf and professional shooting or whatever you call it =P

 

Posted Dec 9, '12 at 5:07pm

RawrMan57

RawrMan57

10 posts

I would say no, it is not.
It is about as much a sport as chess.

 
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