Title

Band Size And Performance

Author(s)

Madison Owen

School Name

Chapin High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology and Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Across the state of South Carolina band size varies from school to school, which possibly affects the outcome of the scores at competitions. To determine if size does dictate how well a group performs, I conducted a survey of seventy-seven bands that competed in the state level marching band competition. I asked the directors how many members their band had, and other questions that dealt with factors that size can affect. I received forty-eight responses to my survey that I emailed out to the band directors. The data that I received led to the conclusion that the size of the band was not relevant to the score they received at the competitions. This is because the talent of the band does not just rely in numbers. The abilities of the students enrolled have a greater impact on how well the perform, far more than the amount of them.

Start Date

4-11-2015 10:00 AM

End Date

4-11-2015 10:15 AM

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Apr 11th, 10:00 AM Apr 11th, 10:15 AM

Band Size And Performance

Across the state of South Carolina band size varies from school to school, which possibly affects the outcome of the scores at competitions. To determine if size does dictate how well a group performs, I conducted a survey of seventy-seven bands that competed in the state level marching band competition. I asked the directors how many members their band had, and other questions that dealt with factors that size can affect. I received forty-eight responses to my survey that I emailed out to the band directors. The data that I received led to the conclusion that the size of the band was not relevant to the score they received at the competitions. This is because the talent of the band does not just rely in numbers. The abilities of the students enrolled have a greater impact on how well the perform, far more than the amount of them.