ERIC Number: EJ1152377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
The Benefits of College Marching Bands for Students and Universities: A Review of the Literature
Cumberledge, Jason P.
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v36 n1 p44-50 Oct 2017
College marching bands are a large and visible part of American music education. Institutions of higher learning have benefited from the existence of marching bands, as they serve as a powerful recruitment tool and an essential public relations vehicle for music departments and universities. The benefit students may receive from marching band participation is influenced by a variety of social and educational factors. This article is a review of literature on the benefits of marching bands and band participation for universities and college students. The review is organized as follows: (a) brief introduction and methodology, (b) benefits for colleges and universities, (c) benefits for college students, (d) challenges for college students, and (e) summary and recommendations. This article presents scholarship on the possible benefits of marching bands for students and universities in an effort to aid recruitment and inform administrators of the value a marching band brings to their school.
Descriptors: College Students, Music, Music Education, Music Activities, Music Teachers, Universities, Recruitment, Literature Reviews
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