Body Composition and Weight Changes of Participants in an Immersive Drum Corps Program

By Kory Hill, Peter Inglett and Gina Mabrey.

Published by Journal of Sports Pedagogy and Physical Education

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Thousands of young people, who may not necessarily participate in athletics, are physically active through being part of a marching band. For the current study, students participating in a traveling drum corps for the summer were assessed for anthropometric changes over the course of an immersive 11-week season. Results indicated positive body weight changes, with participants who were obese realizing the greatest improvements. The positive changes in multiple anthropometric variables indicate that participating in the summer band corps was beneficial. Marching band programs may offer valuable alternatives to include in messages that promote the future health benefits of physical activity, nutrition, and disease prevention.

Keywords: Body Composition, BMI, Band Corps, Body Weight

Journal of Sports Pedagogy and Physical Education, Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2016, pp.11-19. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: May 6, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 708.323KB)).

Kory Hill

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama, USA

Peter Inglett

Instructor, Department of Kinesiology, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama, USA

Gina Mabrey

Graduate Student, Department of Kinesiology, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama, USA