I marched in the band in high school and college, and enjoyed every second of it. (Well, there probably was a second here and there when I didn’t, but I don’t remember them.)
I can understand the old joke that football stadiums’ primary purpose is for the marching band. (For a great perspective listen to Jack Stamp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw4vqll9cAM).
I won’t belabor you with my opinionated comments. I’ll let these statements speak for themselves.
- The morning news said that the national college championship game yesterday was attended by eighty thousand with the average ticket price being nine hundred dollars.
- Members of the marching bands had transportation and lodging provided. They had great seats and paid nothing.
- Marching band counts as a class with credit toward graduation.
- Marching band members do not have to deal with 250 pound guys from the other school repeatedly grabbing and tackling them!