Introduction to Marching Band. Nick Brown Norton HS Marching Band. What is Marching Band?. A marching band is a group of instrumental musicians who incorporate movements with their musical performance.
Norton HS Marching Band
A football field is 100 yards across, with yard lines that run perpendicular to the side lines every 5 yards.
28 steps from the side line are the hash marks, which run parallel to the sidelines.
The most common step size that we use is a 22.5 inch step, known as an “8 to 5 step size.”
It is known as “8 to 5” because it takes 8 even size steps to cross 5 yards.
If a band lined up on the goal line, how many steps would it take to cross the field from goal line to goal line with an 8 to 5 step size?
Answer: 160 steps
Your total band grade is taken from these areas:
For additional information on the Norton Band program, go to the bands website www.nortonbands.org
Grading scale and uniform care courtesy of the Norton Band Manual given to students and parents at the beginning of the season.
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The drill image is courtesy of Superior Educational Solutions