Pretty sure the classification by schools on what is considered a
"sport" and what is considered a "club" has to do with Title
IX and the funding that the programs receive to participate in events.
under that definition, marching band should also be considered a sport. yes we
get p.e. credit for participating, but when people ask you what sport you do and
you tell them... they all say that isn't a sport. marching band requires as
much if not more physical prowess and endurance than any sport. i would like to
say, try both watching a marching band show, and try participating in marching
band. then tell me that it is not a sport.