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Would you consider competitive marching band a sport?

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My father, my band director, and I are making a movement for the entire state of Washington to make competitive marching band a sport. That way we get a cut of the ASB funds as this year we do not. But considering, we do all the things that a sport does, and more. I mean we are on a field for 2 1/2 hours every night running around so we can reset and get as many runs of the music in as possible. Most colleges call their marching bands "Athletic Bands" so they get a share of Athletic money and venues. We also do go to competition. Type in BOA in google. Thats the competition for the entire country. So it's competitive enough. We also hire coaches and staff. Like a football team would have a defense coach and an offense coach, the band has a drum coach, woodwind coach, and brass coach. We are serious about making it happen. I want to know what you all think.