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Extremely impressive indeed! That video reminded me of what happens when you don’t tread carefully in a marching band – this is hilarious! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0v11rEJhsg
There is a term for people who follow Jesus, and His vicar on Earth: sheeple.
I remember about 25 years ago, living in a rather liberal parish where the pastor chose to “do things his way”, along came a directive from the bishop to stop doing (just one of) his signature liturgy moments. One of the liberal nazis exclaimed in horror “what does he think we are…sheep?”
Ummmmm, yes? I am.
Should have headlined it: “New Fourth Degree drills without beret.”
I am sheep, for Jesus is my Shepard. I am proud sheep, for Jesus is my Shepard. I am saved sheep, for Jesus is my Shepard.
“We are His people, the sheep of His pasture” was one of the glorious musical phrases when I was still an Anglican.
In the final Separating by the Angels of The Lord, may I be found with the Sheep at the Right Hand of the Shepherd, not with the goats at His Left!
I know some altar boys who serve with just that precision. They are a joy to watch.
To see an actual marching band perform with precision, behold the Texas A&M aka Fight’n Texas Aggie Band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z12u7eVLw48
This video (of the Aggie Band) has the “four-way-cross” that specifically starts ~ 5:00
Wow! THAT takes some doing! I especially liked the diagonal crossing patterns, but all was quite good. I haven’t seen anything like that in a goodly long time!
I thank you for posting this, Fr Z.
These students are marching 6 to the 5, which means 6 steps for every 5 yards. This is standard military stride in the U. S. and is used by many military-style marching bands.
Much harder is 8 to the 5, because of the smaller stride and faster step. My high school band, at the time, was one of the best in the state and used 8 to the 5. We did some routines that had to be timed so precisely that the risk of injury was comparable to child abuse :)
I, also, spent time at a university with, arguably, the best marching band in the country, if not the world, so while the example in the video is good, it is not great, because: 1) the easier stride, 2) the over-practicing typical in Japanese high schools (their bands are fantastically precise, but have no heart).