Marching Bands

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 1.30.59 PMFall means changing leaves and football. But for some, the main event is when the marching band takes the field. The shows take months to design and it requires getting hundreds of people to work in perfect unison to make giant moving images that are set to music. Let’s learn more about the wonders of Marching Bands.


1. Who has the most famous drum? At http://bitly.com/1JviT22 you can learn all the facts about Purdue’s monster-sized drum. It’s 10 feet tall and it takes four marchers to move it.

2. How many apples can a marching band eat? We’re not sure, but at http://bit.ly/1gXiCNu you learn that the Fighting Irish Marching Band ate 2,742 apples during home games last year. This band is noteworthy for another reason: it was founded in 1846, making it the oldest marching band.

3. What is the “Skeeter Rabbit,” and who does it? That’s one of the dance moves that belongs to the Grambling Marching Tigers, one of the funkiest marching bands in the world. Learn more at http://bitly.com/1LRpGZQ

4. Which band is the the biggest? According to Wonderopolis http://bit.ly/1EClh52, the Allen High School marching band in Texas puts up to 800 people on the field at the same time.

5. Which band has the most famous dot? At http://bitly.com/1FgcJky you learn how one lucky tuba player gets to be the dot of the Script “i” in the world Ohio. Watch CNN tell the story, at http://bitly.com/1L0OlFn

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