It’s football season, we love football season, and while bands play at more than just football games, we have to admit… we LOVE a good halftime show. Marching bands have a long standing history steeped in tradition. From military to show bands, primary school to university, all the way to competitive drum corps around the world, marching bands bring feelings of excitement as they herald anything from city parades to global sporting events. Marching bands provide a grand display featuring brass, percussion and woodwind instruments, color guards, and of course the drum majors. At the center of the marching band concept is a visual and auditory cacophony.
Marching bands evoke emotion and for the dedicated individuals that participate, the schedule can be grueling. Band geeks stand tall and proud. These perfectly cute, uniform clad characters, some with instruments larger than themselves are ready to stand in formation on your bracelet. From bass drum to flutist, from trumpet to clarinet, we’ve covered all the essential components and are ready to march onto the field.
The intricate details that we’re so proud of are all in evidence from miniature sculpted instruments to decorated cadet hat. All that’s left is for you to give them a home on a bracelet, perhaps boasting the colors of your own band’s uniform or even your favorite team? These charms are ideal for musical enthusiasts to sporting fans alike. Indeed we’d argue they’re so irresistible that they’d look equally at home on any charm bracelet.
And we can’t forget the Color Guard. In honor of this vital component of marching band culture, the Ohm Beads Color Guard features the flag, sabre and rifle used to punctuate the musical display of this spinning troop. The three accessories swing independently of the charm hanger, as an ode to the air cutting movements of a true color guard. Many contemporary marching bands are accompanied by a color guard. This is the non-musical division interpreting musical tempo with the flourish of flags, rifles or sabre.
During the fall and winter season many color guard divisions compete in their own right performing to recorded music as opposed to the live beats associated with the marching band. And we can’t forget the high levels of excellence performed during Drum Corp season in the Summer.