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Recent University Marching Band Recordings

Recent University Marching Band Recordings Recent University Marching Band Recordings Kimberly Jenkins Marshall Indiana University University marching bands represent an important piece of American vernacular music but are notably absent from the folk music literature. These bands have received increased attention from the popular media, but they are discussed primarily by sportswriters who have neither the musical training nor the experience to fully discern their artistic contributions. This article will introduce the current marching band scene through a review of recent recordings that exemplify the major types of modern university marching bands and the musical genres they perform. The university marching band is a student ensemble that primarily provides musical and visual entertainment for university football games. Ensemble members are students drawn from all schools within a university, and the marching band is generally the largest musical ensemble for nonmusic majors on campus.1 Marching bands are usually led by a full-time director and are sometimes conducted during performances by student drum majors.2 The main performance of the marching band takes place on the football field at halftime, although bands also perform in parades, before football games (the pregame show), after games (the postgame show), and during games from the stands. The purposes of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American Folklore American Folklore Society

Recent University Marching Band Recordings

Journal of American Folklore , Volume 120 (476) – Apr 6, 2007

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American Folklore Society
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Copyright © 2007 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. All rights reserved.
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1535-1882
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Abstract

Recent University Marching Band Recordings Kimberly Jenkins Marshall Indiana University University marching bands represent an important piece of American vernacular music but are notably absent from the folk music literature. These bands have received increased attention from the popular media, but they are discussed primarily by sportswriters who have neither the musical training nor the experience to fully discern their artistic contributions. This article will introduce the current marching band scene through a review of recent recordings that exemplify the major types of modern university marching bands and the musical genres they perform. The university marching band is a student ensemble that primarily provides musical and visual entertainment for university football games. Ensemble members are students drawn from all schools within a university, and the marching band is generally the largest musical ensemble for nonmusic majors on campus.1 Marching bands are usually led by a full-time director and are sometimes conducted during performances by student drum majors.2 The main performance of the marching band takes place on the football field at halftime, although bands also perform in parades, before football games (the pregame show), after games (the postgame show), and during games from the stands. The purposes of

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Journal of American FolkloreAmerican Folklore Society

Published: Apr 6, 2007

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