Marching Band = A Sport?

Many people don’t realize that marching band is a sport! While we don’t line up at the goal lines and charge other schools with our instruments, we perform our show at competitions and are judged by expert adjudicators against other groups in the areas of marching, music, and general effect. Not only are students learning how to be better musicians, but they are also learning valuable life skills that are also found in other sports (team-building, leadership, goal-setting, time management, etc.) The Hempfield Marching Knights are one of the most successful organizations at Hempfield High School and one of the premier marching bands in the region!