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what is the fastest tempo your band or a band you have heard had to march?


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#1 MadisonBandMan1

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:11 PM

Im curious about this because a large portion of our show is at about 180, with a higher tempo bump to around 196 or so.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:41 PM

Wakeland hit upper 190s, lower 200s for a pretty sizable chunk of their 2015 show, with some of the more difficult drill I've ever seen from a high school.



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:39 AM

I've always dubbed 180 BPM "Battle Speed".  It's kind of the de facto "fast tempo" that you see a lot in BOA.  It's not very practical to go much faster than this since it becomes more difficult to keep your cross counts uniform.

There are generally a couple instances every year of bands going "Ramming Speed" though (190 or faster).  Homestead (IN) 1994's closer is a good example.  Their tempo is kind of all over the place in the recording but it floats between 195 and 210, and right in the last moments kicks it up to 215.



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:41 AM

Avon in 2013 ran their opener at 180, dropped to around 60 for the 2nd song without any percussion on the field, then followed with their next song at 180.  Fun show.



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:18 AM

Avon in 2013 ran their opener at 180, dropped to around 60 for the 2nd song without any percussion on the field, then followed with their next song at 180. Fun show.


That's one of my personal favorites, absolutely beautiful show.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:45 PM

Leander's opener in 2014 was 180 and in the last two weeks we kicked the last 30 second or so reprise up to 192.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:54 PM

Actually we may bump the tempo to even 204,but we haven't put that part to the field just yet, so we don't know.




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